About US

The Jackson County Land Reutilization Corporation, commonly known as the Land Bank, was formed in May 2017. Our mission is to make a positive, sustainable impact on our community by strategically acquiring vacant and abandoned properties, reducing blight, and returning them to productive use, improving the quality of life for county residents. 

The Land Bank is governed by a five member board and contracts with the Jackson County Health Department for operational services.

Board Members

Chairman/Treasurer - B. Lee Hubbard, Jackson County Treasurer


Member - Paul Haller, Jackson County Commissioner

Member - Donnie Willis, Jackson County Commissioner

Member - Randy Evans, Mayor, City of Jackson

Member - Charlie Hudson, Mayor, City of Wellston


Jackson County Land Bank

200 E. Main Street

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Telephone 740-286-5094, extension 2829

Fax 740-286-8809


Email - gradabaugh@jchd.us

Contact Name - Gary Radabaugh



Latest Projects

The Land Bank is currently working on two major projects. One project is a cooperative effort with the owner of an abandoned gas station located on Sour Run Road, Jackson. Any abandoned underground storage tanks and contaminated soil found on the site will be removed and the building will be demolished.  

The second major project is an application for more than $700,000 in funding to carry out demolition of 46 vacant and blighted residential and commercial buildings, mostly in or around the cities and villages in the county.

Pictures of a few of the buildings proposed for demolition are shown below.



69 Sour Run Road, Jackson

63 W. Main Place
369 Portsmouth Street
16 Shook Street
129 Virginia Lane

The Jackson County Land Reutilization Corproation Board of Directors will meet on July 26, 2022 at 10:45 AM in the Jackson County Commissioners' new office location, 25 E. South Street (lower level, rear), Jackson, Ohio.