1616 Edith St.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-684-6989
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to lack of volunteers we are
open by appt only.  Schedule at
least one week in advance. 
Please call & leave message.

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Welcome to Jackson County

We are a group of Jackson County residents who collect and preserve artifacts and materials pertaining to the County.  We also encourage a growing interest in the history and culture of Jackson County and its communities. 


The Jackson County Historical

Society is open to anyone, adult or child, with an interest in, or curiosity about, the past. 




To serve as a research repository for individuals conducting personal or professional research and to provide assistance to researchers – both locally and nationwide.


To discover and collect material which may help establish or illustrate the history of Jackson County – its exploration, settlement, development, activities in peace and war, and progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science and industry.


To preserve historical monuments and memorabilia pertaining to the history of the County; to disseminate information resulting from historical research projects; and to encourage citizens in acquiring a greater awareness of, and interest in, the history of Jackson County.