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Jasper County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 13,900. Jasper County was
created on December 10, 1807 from Baldwin County. The county
Monticello. The county is named in honor of Originally
named after Representative John Randolph of Virginia. In 1812 name was
changed and named after Sergeant William Jasper (1750-1779), a hero of
the Revolutionary War.
Jasper County is part of the very large Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero who died trying to retrieve his country's flag during the siege of Savannah.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Jasper County was created in 1807 from a part of Baldwin County. Georgia's 34th county was named for Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero who died trying to retrieve his country's flag during the siege of Savannah.
Jasper County was created in 1807 from a part of Baldwin County. Georgia's 34th county was named for Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero who died trying to retrieve a flag during the siege of Savannah.
Monticello, the county seat, was named for Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia. At that time, there were a large number of Virginian transplants in the Jasper County area.
Parts of Lake Jackson and the Oconee National Forest are located in Jasper County.
There are several homes in the county on the National Register of Historic Places including the Hitchcock-Roberts Home (circa 1817), the Jordan-Bellew House (circa 1838), and Reese Hall (circa 1820).
Benjamin Harvey Hill was both a US Congressman and US Senator. He also served in the Confederate Senate and was a staunch supporter of Jefferson Davis.
Trisha Yearwood, the multi-Plantinum and multi-Grammy-winning recording star, is a native of Monticello.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 373 square miles (970 km2), of which 368 square miles (950 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (1.4%) is water.
Jasper county is located close to the center of Georgia. The county is in the Ocmulgee River basin and the Oconee River basin.
Bordering counties are as follows: