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Jennings County Historical Society

Jennings County Historical Society

The society is housed the North American House, built by Mr. Thomas J. Storey in 1838. JCHS also provides a historical museum that is open to the public on a regular basis that serves as a welcome center for the county, an educational facility for adults and children with programs designed to teach and display the evolution of Jennings County.

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