The Top of Florida

Jackson County, Florida is located at the top of Florida, one hour west of Tallahassee and one hour north of Panama City. We are a convenient gateway to the Florida peninsula and centrally located in the Southeast. The County is included in the 13-county economic coalition known as Florida’s Great Northwest and is also in the regional group of ten rural Florida counties known as Opportunity Florida.

Jackson County is the only county in Florida that borders both Georgia and Alabama. Jackson County is in the Central Standard Time Zone.

Marianna is the county seat.


In Jackson County, clear spring-fed rivers flow past beautiful historic homes and iconic oak trees. The beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are only an hour away.

Climate: Jackson County’s climate is moderate with four seasons. We enjoy year-round Florida sunshine and great outdoor living. The average annual total rain fall is 45 inches.

Average Temperatures

  • Winter: 52°F
  • Spring:68°F
  • Summer: 83°F
  • Fall: 68°F

Courtesy Jackson County Tourist Development Council




4318 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446