Did You Know...?
Rockabilly Legend Carl Perkins, the blue suede shoes man, called Jackson home.
One of the first Hard Rock Cafes was in Jackson's Old Hickory Mall.
The House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe were both founded by Isaac Burton Tigrett, who is from Jackson.
Joe Rogers, from Jackson, founded Waffle House.
Casey Jones, the world's most famous railroad legend, lived in Jackson. A museum in his honor, Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum, is dedicated to his life and legend and the rich railroad history of Jackson. The museum is located in Casey Jones Village at I-40 exit 80A.
Wink Martindale, famous game show host, is from Jackson.
The first automobile produced in Tennessee was in Jackson between 1906-1910.
Monroe Dunaway Anderson (MD Anderson), founder of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, was born in Jackson.
Coach Paul Bear Bryant, former head coach at the University of Alabama, was the assistant coach at Union University in Jackson.
West Tennessee was represented by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones in the Super Bowl XLVII. Jones played at Lane College located in Jackson.