Jackson County (pop. 10,266) is one of 24 Jackson counties in the U.S.
Jackson County is east of Nobles County, on the border with Iowa.
The county seat is Jackson (pop. 3.299). At least 19 states have cities named Jackson.
Jackson’s State Theatre, dating from the 1920s, shows first-run movies.
The Okabena Bank in the town of Okabena (pop. now 188) was robbed by Bonnie and Clyde in 1933.
Kilen Woods State Park is in the northeastern part of the county.
Walter Mondale, U.S. vice president 1977-81, attended Heron Lake High School in Heron Lake (pop. now 698); his father was a minister in the town.
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