Get to know the Jackson, Kentucky area.


Named after Andrew Jackson and positioned on the banks of the North Fork of the Kentucky River, Jackson is a town of beauty, charm, and history. Jackson is located in the central hills of eastern Kentucky and operates as the county seat and the heart of Breathitt County’s economic community. Jackson is a place where people know one another by name, and friendliness is a way of life.

The city of Jackson is unique in that the county school system, city independent school, and community college, are all located within the city limits. Efforts are underway to develop and emphasize downtown Jackson as an “educational village.”

Take the time to stop in Jackson to visit the War Memorial, the Breathitt County Museum, the renovated Hotel Jefferson, and other historical sites.

Community Links

Breathitt County Website:

City of Jackson Facebook Page:

City of Jackson Kentucky Tourism:

Natural Bridge State Park and Inn:

Buckhorn Lake State Park and Inn:

Red River Gorge:

Paul’s Motel:

Jackson Inn:


The Natural Bridge (pictured at the top of the page) is located in the nearby Red River Gorge which is home to incredible hiking opportunities and outdoor activities.

Jackson, Kentucky