Jackson is the seat of Butts County in the Classic Heartland of Georgia.
Settled in 1826, Jackson was a casualty of General William T. Sherman's March To The Sea campaign during the Civil War, as anyone who has seen some embers could probably understand. But then it got a boost when the railroads arrived after the war, and now is within striking distance of Atlanta for long-haul commuters. Jackson also happens to be where Georgia's maximum security and death row part of its penal system is located, but, that aside, it has some exemplary parks nearby.
Get in edit
Jackson is about 12 miles to the east of the I-75 corridor and is connected to that via US Route 23.
Get around edit
- 1 Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Rd, Flovilla, ☏ . Daily 7AM-10PM. A founding state park in the Georgia state park system and thought to be one of the nation's oldest, with springs that one can still sample and a tranquil lake and creek setting.
- 2 Dauset Trails Nature Center, 360 Mount Vernon Church Rd, 101 Whistle Pig Way, Jackson, ☏ . Tu-Su 9AM-5PM. A nature center that is an amalgamation of trails through hardwoods and non-releasable animals on exhibit and in the wild. Free.
- 3 High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, ☏ . Daily 7AM-10PM. A popular state park with a picturesque cascade and the ruins of a formal industrial center.
The best option would likely be to stay in a tent or yurt or cabin at one of the above state parks. For those more geared to motel stays, there are a couple of basic ones in Jackson.