Jackson is Located in
Ocean County New Jersey
Jackson Township, named after Andrew Jackson, is a township in Ocean
County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census,
the township population was 42,816. Jackson's most famous attraction is
Six Flags Great Adventure, which as of May 2005 is home to the tallest
and fastest roller coaster in the world: Kingda Ka. Jackson is also home
to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Wild Safari.
Jackson Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New
Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1844, from portions of Dover Township
(now Toms River Township), Freehold Township and Upper Freehold
Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
It became part of the newly-created Ocean County on February 15, 1850.
Portions of the township were taken to form Plumsted Township on March
Cassville and Vista Center are census-designated places and
unincorporated area located within Jackson Township.
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