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John R. Jackson House (Jackson Court House)

Tidbit of trivial knowledge: The John R. Jackson House was Washington’s first-ever state park!

Mr. Jackson worked a variety of trades, including innkeeper, justice of the peace and representative to the territorial legislature — but what made his home special was that the First U.S. District Court held north of the Columbia River convened at Jackson’s home in November 1850.

Today, the Jackson House is preserved by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and sits between two state parks on the aptly-named Jackson Highway — Matilda Jackson to the north and Lewis & Clark to the south.

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Places to stay nearby

Lewis and Clark State Park

Toledo, Napavine, South
Starting at: $12.00

River Oaks RV Park & Campground

Toledo, South
Starting at: $15.00

RiversEdge Lodge & RV Park

Toledo, South
Starting at: $10.00

Places to eat nearby

Betty's Place

601 N. 5th St.,
Toledo, WA 98591
(360) 864-4867
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The Club

318 NE 1st St.
Winlock, WA
(360) 785-3143

Carl's Jr.

1276 Rush Road,
Napavine, WA 98532
(360) 748-6495
Website
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Burger King (Napavine)

129 Kirkland Road,
Napavine, WA 98532
(360) 748-8175
Website

Spiffy's Restaurant & Bakery

110 U.S. Highway 12,
Napavine, WA 98532
(360) 262-3561
Website
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Java Cafe and Moore

100 Ramsey Way,
Toledo, WA
(360) 864-4833
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Frank's Hide Away

108 W. Walnut St.,
Winlock, WA 98596
(360) 785-0331
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Starbucks (Napavine)

1290 Rush Rd.,
Napavine, WA
(360) 740-3746
Website
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Upcoming events in the area

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - Spring Day

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - All Day

Washington State Parks Fee Free Day - Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - All Day

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

May 6-7, 2017 from 11:00am-6:00pm

65th Annual Vader May Day Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00am