The Bemis factory building
You will find the community of Bemis south of Jackson. Bemis was completely designed and developed by the owners of a factory there that made and sold cotton bags. At one time, the factory building and all of the houses around it were owned by the Bemis Brothers Bag Company.
The Bemis factory closed in 1991, but the houses are still there. There is also a wonderful museum near the factory where you can learn all about the history of Bemis.
PHOTO: Casey Jones Village
Jackson was the home of Casey Jones, a folk hero about whom songs have been written and TV shows have been produced. When he was 16 years old, Jones started working for railroads. By the time he was 27 he had become a railroad engineer, which means he drove the train.
Jones eventually developed a reputation as a man who would go to great lengths to get his train to the station on time. He died in a train wreck in 1900, with one hand on the whistle and the other on the brake.
Here's the Madison County Courthouse.