Originally name in honor of John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War under President Monroe and a pro-slavery sympathizer, the name was changed in 1859 to honor Andrew Jackson, formaer President and an anti-slavery sympathizer.
The county contains nine cities and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. The county square is located in downtown Holton, approximately 3/4 mile east of U.S. 75 highway on Kansas 16 (4th St.)
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A Sears Roebuck and Co. concrete block house was featured in the 1908 General Catalog for $1,995.00. That amount allowed for paid labor for assembling the house. The concrete blocks were made on site with a Wizard of Buckeye Concrete Block Machine which were sold in the same catalog.Holton, KS Historic Homes
A companion house to the Jackson County Historical Museum, the Roebke Historical Home is a carefully restored turn-of-the-century home housing special exhibits, including an extensive collection of fine Victorian era clothing, a children's room, a lace room, and several other rooms.Holton, KS Historic Homes
Rich in cultural tradition, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe currently reside on 11 square miles, 77,000 acres, west of U.S. 75. Tribal membership is over 4,300 with approximately 500 living on the reservation and the remainder living across the United States.Holton, KS Indian Reservations
Hotel Josephine is a reminder of the days when 14 passenger trains daily served the Holton community. The hotel was built by prominent Holtonian A.D. Walker in 1889 who financed construction of the two story red brick building by selling stock subscriptions to fellow townspeople.Holton, KS Historic Buildings