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Campbell County Courthouse in Jacksboro
Location of Jacksboro in Campbell County, Tennessee.
|Named for||Andrew Jackson|
|• Total||2.58 sq mi (6.68 km2)|
|• Land||2.58 sq mi (6.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,099 ft (335 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||797.37/sq mi (307.86/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1289177|
Jacksboro was founded in 1806 as a permanent county seat for the newly created Campbell County. The initial property for the town square was deeded by Hugh Montgomery, one of the earliest settlers in the area. The town was originally known as Walnut Grove, but was renamed "Jacksonboro" in honor of Andrew Jackson in 1819. The name was later shortened to "Jacksboro."
Jacksboro is located at Clinch River watershed.. The town situated near the "corner" of an L-shaped section of Powell Valley created by the intersection of Cumberland Mountain, a long ridge which runs in a northeast-southwest direction, and Cross Mountain, a 3,534-foot (1,077 m) summit which rises prominently to the west. Big Creek and Cove Creek — which traverse the eastern and western sections of Jacksboro respectively — are both part of the Norris Lake system of the
Jacksboro is concentrated along U.S. Route 25, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Interstate 75 and a mile northeast of Cove Lake State Park. Caryville lies to the southwest, and LaFollette lies to the northeast.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||8||0.35%|
|Hispanic or Latino||26||1.13%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,306 people, 957 households, and 524 families residing in the town.
- Joseph Alexander Cooper, Union general
- Henry R. Gibson, U.S. congressman
- Bonnie Hollingsworth, Major League Baseball player
- John Jennings, Jr., U.S. congressman
- Dennis Powers, Tennessee state representative
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