Welcome to Jackson, Wisconsin
The City of Jackson is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington County, Wisconsin.
Jackson is located only 15 miles to the north of Milwaukee and six miles to the south of West Bend.
History of Jackson
Jackson was primarily a railway town in its early days. The train remained a vital part of the Jackson economy, including transporting students from the city to West Bend to attend high school. Jackson also transported milk to Milwaukee via the trains. By the late 1800s, a cheese factory was located in Jackson.
With the completion of US Hwy 45 in 1988, the Jackson population exploded with workers from Milwaukee looking for a nice place to live outside of the city but within only a 20-30 minute commute. Jackson continues to experience a nice boom in population to this day.
Students living in Jackson have their public education overseen by the West Bend School District. There is only one public school located in Jackson, Jackson Elementary School. Middle and high school students wishing for a public education commute to nearby West Bend. Five private schools operate in Jackson real estate, including one preschool, two PreK through 8th schools and two high schools.
Things to Do in Jackson
Jackson offers several public parks for its citizens to enjoy. Also, Jackson was chosen to be the location of the Washington County Fair in 1998.
Jackson is a small community that embraces traditional small-town values while remaining one of the fastest growing communities in the county.