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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".

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Police Department

The Jacksonville Police Department is responsible for enforcing all Federal and State Laws and local ordinances inside the city limits.  During this time of year as school is starting back up, the Police Department wants to remind you to watch for children walking in residential areas and slow down in school zones.  The Police Department will be patrol all the school zones and areas around the schools looking for speeders.

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.

Recognition of Service

The City Council awarded three service pins at Tuesday, March 11, 2014 City Council Meeting.


                           From left to right: 
Mayor Kenneth Melvin
Mike Terry with 15 years of service
(Jacksonville Fire Department)

Patrol Sgt. Jason Price with 10 years of service
(Jacksonville Police Department)

Detective Javier Guerra with 10 years of service
(Jacksonville Police Department)


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