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About Jackson

33,411 in city
28 km² (11 mi²)
292.61 m
Jackson is an industrial, commercial, and trading center located on the Grand River in south-central Michigan about 70 miles west of Detroit. Settled in 1829 and named for Andrew Jackson, it is the seat of Jackson County. A state political convention held here in 1854 was one of the first to choose the name "Republican Party" for the anti-slavery coalition then forming in the north, giving the city claim to being the party's birthplace. By 1871, the city had become a major railroad center, with shops, yards, and manufacturing facilities.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
44 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Jackson County Tower Building 230 ft 1929
2 Blake Building 198 ft 1926
3 CMS Energy Corporate Headquarters 196 ft 2003
4 Jackson City Hall 183 ft 1928
5 Hayes Building 120 ft 1926