Jackson County, West Virginia, is made up of citizens that share the same values and this makes our county a better place to live and do business. It may be off to the ATV drag races, a church outing, a Friday night high school football game or a quiet drive through the county to enjoy the scenery. The quality of life is unsurpassed in Jackson County. Boating and water skiing are available on the Ohio River, which borders the entire western side of the county. Parks and ball fields are located throughout the county. Fishing is good at Rollins Lake near Ripley, O’Brien Lake, and several watershed lakes. Public hunting is available in Eastern Jackson County. Ripley has Olympic size municipal swimming pool. The Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds attracts crowds each year for the annual Jackson County Junior Fair as well as gospel sings. Camping is available, and as a result, the grounds are in use throughout the year. Cedar Lakes Conference Center, a state-owned facility, offers fishing and recreation year round and hosts camps for 4-H, bands, and church groups. It also provides week long and weekend classes. Hiking and walking trails are also available.
History & Arts
There are many historical sites and festivals. The Annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair is held in July and is known for hosting unique shopping, family fun, and entertainment. The 4th of July celebration features a parade, fireworks, and entertainment.
Jackson General Hospital, in the WVU Health System network, the state’s largest health system, and largest private employer, is comprised of 11 member hospitals, five managed hospitals, and two clinically affiliated hospitals.