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Some of the cities, towns, and places in Jackson County are Big Point, Brewton, East Moss Point, Escatawpa, Gautier, Gulf Hills, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Park Estates, Helena, Hickory Hills, Hurley, Latimer, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin, Vancleave, Wade

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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,668, making it the fifth-most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seat is Pascagoula. The county was named for Andrew Jackson, general in the United States Army and afterward President of the United States.Jackson County is included in the Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located at the southeastern tip of the state. The county has sandy soil and is in the Piney Woods area. It borders the state of Alabama on its east side. The county was severely damaged by both Hurricane Camille in August 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, which caused catastrophic effects.