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A Taste of Jackson, Tennessee

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT JACKSON?
  1. Jackson  is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Located 70 miles east of Memphis, it is a regional center of trade for West Tennessee. Its total population was 65,211 at the 2010 census and 67,265 in the 2012 Census estimate.

  2. Before 1989, Jackson had a city commission government consisting of a mayor and two commissioners; however, as a result of a lawsuit which declared that at-large elections served to dilute the voting power of the city's African-American residents, the city switched to election by districts.

  3. Between 1999 and 2008, several violent tornadoes struck large portions of the city including the downtown area, which was devastated in May 2003 by an F4 tornado. Parts of the Union University campus were damaged in November 2002, and many dormitories at the campus were demolished in a storm in February 2008. On May 1, 2010 a severe thunderstorm hit Jackson causing a record breaking 14 inches of rain. This rain caused a flood to destroy many homes and streets.

  4. Jackson was home to singers Luther Ingram and QPid (So So Def Recordings Artist), game show host Wink Martindale, football players Ed "Too Tall" Jones , Al Wilson, Trey Teague, and Jabari Greer, and pianist Joe Hunter (one of the Funk Brothers who played Motown hits in the 1960s). Micajah Autry, one of the heroes of The Alamo, practiced law in Jackson from 1831-35.



Radio Stations

WIGH 88.7 FM Jackson, TN Religious
WZKV 90.7 FM Dyersburg, TN Christian Contemporary
WYNU 92.3 FM Milan, TN Classic Hits
WWGM 93.1 FM Alamo, TN Gospel Music
WTKB 93.7 FM Atwood, TN Christian Contemporary
WFKX 95.7 FM Henderson, TN Urban Contemporary
W241BV (WJAK-AM) 96.1 FM Jackson, TN Hip Hop
WBFG 96.5 FM Parker's Crossroads, TN Sports
W245AR (WXKV) 96.9 FM Jackson, TN Christian Contemporary
WYJJ 97.7 FM Trenton, TN Urban Contemporary
W260BA (WJPJ-AM) 99.9 FM Clarksburg, TN Classic Hits
W263CI (WLOR-AM) 100.5 FM Jackson, TN Hip Hop
WMXX 103.1 FM Jackson, TN Oldies
W292CZ (WGCQ) 106.3 FM Jackson, TN Nostalgia


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Demographics of Jackson, Tennessee

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

55.13%

42.07%

0.15%

0.79%

2.16%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Jackson, Tennessee

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Businesses in Jackson, Tennessee


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Annointed With Stylz Hair Salon -  Category: Hair salon -   455 E Chester St. - Jackson TN 38301 (731) 424-3126

  2. Wende's African Hair Braiding -  Category: Hair salon -   901 Hollywood Dr Jackson TN 38301 (731) 410-8323

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. 1st Choice Realty, Inc. -  Category: Housing Services -   (731-424-0448 or 201 Airways Blvd, Jackson TN 38301).  

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Callie B'S Taste of Soul -    717 Whitehall Street, Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 422-9133

  2. Herb's Barbeque -   189 Extension St, Jackson, TN (731) 424-9444

  3. Mac's Bbq -   630 Hollywood Dr, Jackson, TN (731) 265-9771

  4. Pig House Bar-B-Cue Inc -   1024 Campbell St, Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 423-8566

  5. Reggi's Bar-B-Q & Wings -   256 Russell Rd, Jackson, TN (731) 660-8600

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CHURCHES



  1. Long Chapel Ame Church -  455 Red Lane - Jackson, TN 38301-9173 (731) 215-1297

  2. New Greater Bethel Church Ame -  148 Cartmell Street - Jackson, TN 38301-6673 (731) 427-7936

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Harvey's South Street Comedy Club -  Category: Comedy -   559 Wiley Parker Road - Jackson, TN 38305-2226 (731) 668-1448  - (visit website)

  2. Oman Arena -   A large auditorium with great seats from the front of the auditorium to the back. Featuring nationally known comedians. -   179 Lane Avenue - Jackson, TN 38301-4483 (731) 425-8580

  3. South Street Comedy Club -   Comedy Club to make you laff! -   559 Wiley Parker Road - Jackson, TN 38305-2226 (731) 668-1448

  4. The Ned -   Offering comedy shows featuring local comedians as well as nationally known comedians -   314 East Main Street - Jackson, TN 38301-6226 (731) 425-8395

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Holiday Splendor -  (DEC) Carl Perkins Civic Center 400 S. Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 425-8580

    The 100 Black Men of West Tennessee presents their annual scholarship benefit gala. An elegent evening of dining and dancing with music provided by the legendary soul singers. This stellar formal affair requires a donation of $100 per person.


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