Welcome to Jackson County, Arkansas
Jackson County, Arkansas was formed in 1829 and was named for Andrew Jackson, a national hero during the War of 1812 and the seventh President of the United States. The county is home to seven incorporated towns and four incorporated cities, including Newport, the largest city and the county seat. Jackson County is a transportation nexus in northeast Arkansas with future I-57, Union Pacific Railroad and the White River all cross through the county. Jackson County has traditionally been an agricultural county, and agriculture is still one of the major economic drivers. In recent years, Jackson County has seen a significant increase in the manufacturing sector leading to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs in the last decade.