A major thoroughfare for commerce and transportation arrived in Mount Jackson in 1830. The Valley Turnpike, also known as Route 11, formed the historic base for today’s Interstate 81. Today local, national and international businesses call Mount Jackson home.
These highways have brought business and traffic and people through Mount Jackson for decades. Residents built churches, homes and businesses that now showcase striking examples of early American architectural styles: Victorian, Gothic, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival and more. The National Register of Historic Places added the Town of Mount Jackson Historic District to its register in 1993, thanks to hours of research and effort by Mrs. Betty Burke and the Garden Club.
To learn more about the living history of Mount Jackson, stop by the Mount Jackson Museum, located in Town Center. For stories of the history of our surrounding area, visit the Shenandoah County Historical Society online. An issue of Cooperative Magazine features Mount Jackson.
VISION STATEMENT FOR THE TOWN OF MOUNT JACKSON
*Preserve and enhance its natural beauty and cultural heritage.
*Promote economic development through diverse jobs and business opportunities.
*Encourage educational opportunities through partnerships with local businesses.
*Support wellness of all generations through recreational, cultural, and educational activities to promote a vibrant community.
*Provide a safe and secure environment for all citizens.
*Promote environmental responsibility.
*Continue to be a visitor destination of choice.
*Create an environment in which residents and neighbors can live, work, and retire in a family-oriented community.
To browse the Town Code, click here.
Current job opportunities with the Town of Mount Jackson are posted in our “news” section. Candidates should download and complete the Town Employment Application located below.
NOTE: Job Applications for the Police Department are a separate application from the regular Town application. Call the town office at 540-477-2121 to pick up a Police Department Application.
Town of Mount Jackson Employment Application
For 2016 Christmas Parade registration form, click here.
Deadline to register for the parade is 12/7/16. The fee to be in the parade is 3 canned goods which will be donated to the Mt. Jackson Food Pantry. Please drop these items off at the town office prior to 12/9/16. Be sure to have your child fill out the “Help the Mayor Light the Tree” form at the town office to light the Christmas tree at 5 p.m. after the Open House on Dec. 10th! Deadline to enter your name is 3 p.m. 12/9/16. Good Luck!!
To browse the 2017 Budget Ordinance, click here.