Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Port Jackson

Marker ID: THC 4D 18
Location: 698 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 37.1    W 088° 51.228
  35.61833333    -88.8538
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM1TBD


Three-quarters of a mile southeast, on the bank of the Forked Deer River was the little river port of Jackson, at first called Alexandria, from which cotton was shipped on flat-boats and small steamboats to Memphis and New Orleans during the early decades of the 19th century.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision.