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.
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 Festival registration form, click here.
The Apple Harvest Festival is right around the corner and we’re excited! Clear your calendar for October 29, 2016 and dust off your running shoes for the Third Annual Mayor-A-Thon 5K happening the same day! Call (540) 477.2121 and Heather can give you Vendor and Sponsor information. Some of the highlights include food vendors, arts & crafts, a beer garden and live music, children’s activities, an apple pie baking contest and more!!
For 2016 Mayor-A-Thon registration & sponsorship forms form, click here.
Lace up your sneakers and join us again for the annual Mayor-A-Thon Walk/Race on October 29th 2016. Registration is at 8:30 and the event begins at 9:00, beginning and ending at the Old Triplett School. Park around back by taking Shannon St. to a right onto Triplett. The gym building will be unlocked for use of the restrooms. Registration for the race is only $25, pre-registration will get you a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the MJ/NM Little League. After the race enjoy the Apple Harvest Festival taking place at Town Hall.
For 2016 Christmas Parade registration form, click here.
We are already receiving calls about this year’s Christmas Parade! It’s so great to see the community support with this. Click here to find the registration form and, beginning in November, be sure to have your son or daughter stop by the town office and fill out the “Help the Mayor Light the Tree” form to see if their name gets picked out of the box to help the Mayor light the Christmas tree after the Open House on Dec. 10th!
To browse the 2017 Budget Ordinance, click here.