Planned and Developed in 1812, Mount Jackson was originally known as Mount Pleasant. On January 28, 1826, an act of the General Assembly of Virginia changed the name of the village in honor of President Andrew Jackson, who was a frequent visitor on his travels from Washington, D.C. to his home in Tennessee. The town’s location along the Valley Pike, and at the terminus of the Manassas Gap Railroad, prompted the Confederate government to establish a military hospital there in the Spring of 1861. Information about the hospital can be found at its original site across from the Our Soldiers Cemetery in Mount Jackson.
Mount Jackson is home to the Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Center, the historic Union Church, and the above-mentioned Our Soldiers Cemetery, the only Civil War cemetery in Virginia with all Confederate soldiers buried there. Town Hall also features a visitor center and a museum with an array of exhibits and information about the town’s history.
The Town of Mount Jackson is accessible via I-81 exits 269 or 272.
Mount Jackson Town Hall, 5901 Main St., Mount Jackson, VA 22842
www.mountjackson.com | 540-477-2121