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About the City of Jacksonville

Located in the rolling hills of Cherokee County in East Texas, Jacksonville has always greeted its visitors with warmth and hospitality. We take pride in our scenic overlooks, strong industrial growth, recreational parks and state of the art baseball and soccer complexes.  We invite you to take a tour through our city and countryside by browsing through our web pages, bringing you closer to the "Star of East Texas".


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To the Citizens and Visitors of Jacksonville, 

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you the the City of Jacksonville's website.  Here you will find valuable information on city services and links to other important sites such as the chamber of commerce.

 The men and women of the Jacksonville Police Department are dedicated to providing exceptional law enforcement services to the community.  The Jacksonville Police Department will operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism, and respond with the most prompt service as possible at all times.        

 The Jacksonville Police Department takes pride in our community and our service to the community.  We will strive at all times to offer only the best customer service available, to ensure that we are reducing and preventing crime.  

 By working together, law enforcement and the citizens of Jacksonville will help safeguard our city for everyone to enjoy.  

 Thank you for your time, please enjoy your visit to the City of Jacksonville's website.  Jacksonville, The star of East Texas!

 Best Regards,

Andrew G. Hawkes
Chief of Police













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Lake Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville maintains the Lake Jacksonville Recreational area which is located about three miles from downtown Jacksonville and offers 1,325 acres of water. The lake is surrounded by homes and lovely East Texas scenery.

The Parks department maintains ten screened shelters, seven camping sites with water and electricity, and ten R.V. pads with water and electricity. There are three boat ramps on the lake and two public swimming areas. The camping area also has restroom facilities with showers for the campers.


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