Lake Jacksonville

Impounded by Buckner Dam

Lake Measurements

Surface Area (in acres)
Storage Capacity (in acre-feet)

Belongs to

Lake Jacksonville is part of or belongs to the following places.

Lake Maintained or Owned by

City of Jacksonville

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Date of Origin

1959 64 years ago

Currently Exists


Place type

Lake Jacksonville is classified as a Lake


  • Recreation
  • Municipal water supply

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Handbook of Texas

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas , a digital state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records

Lake Jacksonville is in the Neches River basin one-half mile southwest of Jacksonville in Cherokee County (centered at a point 31°55' N, 95°18' W). The city of Jacksonville began blocking up Gum Creek in February 1956 and completed the Lake Jacksonville dam in June 1959. The city owns the lake and uses it as a municipal water supply and recreational area.

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