Named for President Andrew Jackson, Jackson Township was established in 1854 from portions of Cranberry and…More Connoquenessing townships. The township is located in the western section of Butler County and it borders Cranberry, Lancaster Township, Forward Township and Beaver County.
Jackson Township has a rich history and some of the early industries to the area were agriculture, the Muller saw mill (1804), a grist mill (1806), Bassenheim furnace (1814) and numerous tanneries and distilleries.
Today, Jackson is considered a second-class township. Three elected supervisors govern the community and each supervisor's term lasts six years.