Jackson began as a mining camp in 1848 and is located in the heart of California’s Mother Lode. The City of Jackson was incorporated in 1905; today it blends the ambiance of a gold rush era downtown with Victorian era neighborhoods. As with most of Amador County, Jackson is unique and rich in its historical background. There are many community activities and places to visit in Jackson and neighboring areas.
The Kennedy Mine
The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California. One of the tallest head frames in existence today can be seen at the Kennedy Mine. The mine also had one of the largest stamp mills in the Mother Lode, moving tailings by means of huge wooden wheels, some of which are still standing. Please check out their site for more information about touring this historic landmark. www.kennedygoldmine.com
Jackson Rancheria Casino
Jackson is also home to the only current casino in Amador County. For more information about gaming and experiencing the Jackson Rancheria, please visit their website at www.jacksoncasino.com.
The Jackson Pioneer Cemetery
The community of Jackson has given more than 150 years of care to the pioneer Jackson City Cemetery and those who rest there. The graves amongst the old trees that grace the original burial hill reflect the peace and reverence bestowed by civic responsibility.
Jackson Main Street
Jackson also hosts a unique and rustic downtown/main street that has many shops and places to grab a bite.