The Northampton County Museum in Jackson, North Carolina preserves and protects the history, material culture and heritage of Northampton County. The museum serves as a functional educational exhibition center for cultivating and enhancing community awareness of the rich, abundant historic, cultural and natural resources unique to Northampton County.
We invite guests to come visit our circa 1900 country store, one of the more popular museum attractions. The country store was at one point in time the backbone of the community and sold everything a farming family needed. The museum’s archives are of great interest. Included here are 100-year-old local newspapers, advertisements of yesteryear, and a small research center for genealogy. A quiet area is available for individuals wishing to do independent research.
Most rural medical practices prior to the Twentieth Century were conducted from a converted area of the doctor’s home or at the patient’s place of residence. Originally from Rich Square, the doctor's office in Jackson is on permanent loan with the Northampton County Museum.