The Town and Lake were named after a fur trader and trapper named David Edward Jackson (1788 – 1837). Davey Jackson was also the uncle of the famous Civil War General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Jackson prides itself on its trailblazing heritage. In 1920, residents elected the U.S.’s first all-female city council. Snow King Resort, known as the Town Hill, was established in 1930 – the first ski area in Wyoming and one of the first in the country. The Town of Jackson offers many fine restaurants and art galleries. The “Center for the Arts” provides locals with great cultural performances. Plays, concerts and workshops are daily offerings.
http://www.jacksonholenet.com/webcams/town_square.php Link to Town Square webcam.
The Snake River which is West of Jackson, is a place of demarkation. The locals refer to these areas which are on the left bank of the Snake as the “Westbank”. The Snake is also the dividing line for the areas locally know as Westbank North and Westbank South.