When Daviess county took upon itself the robes of official life, and secured a local habitation and a name among. her sister counties of the State, Jackson township was not given a name, but all this territory lying east and northeast of Grand River was known as Grand River township. When it was discovered that the three original townships which extended to the Iowa State line were somewhat too extensive in territory, Jackson township then became known to fame and the people of Daviess county. In 1859 Jackson township formed one of the seven which composed the municipal boundaries of Daviess county, and since that time it has grown and flourished, and the name of the “Hero of New Orleans” has become a household word.

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