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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

  • 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.

The City of Jacksonville Welcomes Two New Police Recruits

Quincy Hamilton

The City of Jacksonville welcomes two new Police Recruits to the ranks of the Jacksonville Police Department. Quincy Hamilton (top) and Ronnie Clayborne Jr. (Bottom) began their careers with JPD January 5th of this year after an exhaustive search which began in May of 2014. These officer candidates scoring first and second on exams, had to undergo a rigorous series of testing both mental and physical along with an extensive background check to be chosen as the final candidates for the position.

R Clayborne Jr 


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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