161 apartments for rent in Jackson, TN
Steamin’ and rollin’
When you hear the tootin’ of the whistle
It’s Casey at the throttle of the Cannonball Express…”
That’s the song millions of baby-boomer children heard as they sat down to watch “Casey Jones,” a popular children’s TV show featuring Alan Hale Jr. (aka “Skipper” on Gilligan’s Island in later years) as the legendary John Luther “Casey” Jones, who became a folk hero by sacrificing his own life to save his passengers one foggy, rainy night. Residents of Jackson, Tennessee proudly claim Casey Jones as one of their own.
Rockabilly musician Carl Perkins is another favorite son, and Jackson’s Civic Center is named for him. When he died in January 1998, his funeral, held in the chapel of Lambuth University, was attended by country music superstars from all over the nation.
Jackson may be the perfect place for children destined for greatness. Ideally located in the center of West Tennessee, between Nashville and Memphis, Jackson offers both big-city amenities and small-town hospitality; it has something for everyone!
Residents are drawn to the beautiful landscape, abundance of recreational opportunities and close proximity to great dining and shopping. Jackson is a vibrant city that serves as the retail hub for thirteen surrounding counties.
Businesses are attracted to Jackson’s superb location, a labor force with a strong work ethic, an unmatched transportation system, and a community that offers full amenities all combine to make Jackson the perfect location for industry.
Recreation abounds here with several private golf courses including Hidden Valley Golf and Athletic Club with a restaurant and pool, and Jackson Country Club with indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Public courses are also available.
There are almost unlimited local events in Jackson as well, such as the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant, held here since 1953, offering $100,000 in scholarships each year, more than any other state. Other events of note include the Women’s NAIA Basketball Championships, the West Tennessee State Fair, and the Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival and the Rockabilly Fest.