Re: a town called eden in jackson county
As far as is known there was no town called Eden in Jackson County, although a school district was set up near Phoenix that was called Eden in 1856.
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BUT ... since the name Phoenix wasn't given to the postoffice until 1857 it is possible the area was called Eden. Most people of the time though affectionately called Phoenix - "Gasburg."
The precinct name probably came from the early farmers who were proud of their agriculture. Perhaps Mr. Colver or others.