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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".

Jacksonville News

  • Holiday Closing
    The City of Jacksonville will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year holiday.
  • Holiday Closing
    The City of Jacksonville will be closed Thursday, December 25, 2014 for Christmas holiday.
  • Citizens Police Academy
    We are accepting applications for our upcoming Citizens Police Academy Class.
  • Lake Jacksonville made No. 9 for the Top Largemouth Bass fishing lake in East Texas
    Lake Jacksonville made No. 9 for the top largemouth bass fishing in East Texas.  This according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, they used data collected from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife to generate the list.

Police Department

The Jacksonville Police Department is responsible for enforcing all Federal and State Laws and local ordinances inside the city limits.  During this time of year as school is starting back up, the Police Department wants to remind you to watch for children walking in residential areas and slow down in school zones.  The Police Department will be patrol all the school zones and areas around the schools looking for speeders.

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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