Jackson County (pop. 49,746) is the only Florida county that touches both Alabama and Georgia. It’s one of 24 Jackson counties in the U.S.
The Chattahoochee River is the border between Jackson County and Georgia.
The county was named for Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States.
The county seat of Jackson County is the city of Marianna (pop. 6,102).
Marianna is the home of Chipola College, a state college that offers both bachelor’s and associate degrees. Established in 1947, it has about 2,000 students.
John Milton (1807-1865), Florida’s fifth governor, lived in the Marianna area. He committed suicide shortly before the end of the Civil War and is buried in Marianna.
Florida Caverns State Park, near Marianna, has Florida’s only air-filled (not water-filled) caves that are accessible to tourists.
The unincorporated community of Two Egg is northeast of Marianna. The derivation of its name is uncertain.
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