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Shenandoah County,


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The population of Mount Jackson is approximately 1994 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 687 (1990), 741 (2010).

The amount of land area in Mount Jackson is 3.182 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mount Jackson to Washington DC is 92 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 106 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mount Jackson is positioned 38.74 degrees north of the equator and 78.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Mount Jackson history:

Planned and developed in 1812. The original name for the community was Mt. Pleasant. It was changed to honor President Andrew Jackson who came through frequently on his way to Washington, D.C. from his home in Tennessee. Many of the historic Civil War buildings may be seen today. Both the Confederates and the Union had field hospitals here. The Confederate cemetery in Mount Jackson is the only one in Virginia where only Confederate soldiers are buried.
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Mount Jackson attractions:

Meems Bottom Bridge
Covered bridge built in 1893.

Shenandoah Caverns
west of I-81, exit 269 on CR 730
Phone: 540 477-3115
Take the mile-long guided tour into the caverns. There is an elevator to the caverns. The temperature inside the caverns is a constant 56 degrees F.

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