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Jacksonville, TX Area Scholarships

Jacksonville is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. The population was 14,544 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Cherokee County, and part of the larger Tyler–Jacksonville combined statistical area.

Jacksonville is located in an area of rolling hills in East Texas, north of the county seat, Rusk, and south of Tyler, in neighboring Smith County, on U.S. Highway 69. The north-south Highway 69 intersects the east-west U.S. Highway 79 adjacent to the city's downtown area.

Area production and shipping of tomatoes gained the town the title "Tomato Capital of the World". The impressive red iron ore rock Tomato Bowl, built by Works Progress Administration workers during the Great Depression, is home to the Jacksonville High School "Fightin' Indians" football and soccer teams. Annual events include the "Tops in Texas Rodeo" held in May and the "Tomato Fest" celebration in June.

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Schools in and around Jacksonville, TX

Jacksonville College-Main Campus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $6,300 average out-state tuition; $6,300 average in-state tuition
Lon Morris College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $13,000 average out-state tuition; $13,000 average in-state tuition
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,700 average out-state tuition; $5,700 average in-state tuition