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".
The following link below contains the filing dates to be on the election ballot, and the available
Council District Seats, for the General Election to be held on May 6, 2017.
Election Posting Notice
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Document
Bids and RFPs
Click the link below for active bids and RFPs:
Request for Proposals
New Public Works Director Joins the City
City Council Meeting
New Prices for Campground Reservations
CodeRED - Mobile Alert App For Citizens
Jacksonville's SeeClickFix Mobile App
Lake Jacksonville Campground Reservation is now online!!!
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 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.