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Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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==== Description ====
Jackson County is located in southwestern Oklahoma, Jackson County is bounded by Greer County on the north, Kiowa and Tillman counties on the east, Harmon County on the west, and the Red River and Texas on the south. Altus is the county seat. The county was named after two notable southerners, Pres. Andrew Jackson and Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson County is drained by the Red River and its tributaries, the North Fork and the Salt Fork of the Red River, and Turkey and Gypsum creeks. Most of the county lies within the Red Bed Plains. Approximately the western third of the county is situated in the Gypsum Hills region, while the northeastern corner is in the Wichita Mountains region.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/jackson/countyhistory.htmlaccessed 09/29/2016</ref> Jackson County was formed from part of Old Greer County in 1907 after statehood. Altus was designated as the county seat at that time. The Largest city is Altus.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahomaaccessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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