Career College Search

Online Schools

Campus Schools


Have you begun your college search? Find a college that's right for you. Acess over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US.

Begin Now!



Illinois Counties
Illinois County map
Click Image to Enlarge

Illinois Counties

There are one hundred and two counties in Illinois. St. Clair County was the first county established in what is today Illinois. Most counties in Illinois were named after early American leaders, especially of the American Revolutionary War, as well as soldiers from the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812.

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Jasper County, Illinois

Jasper County Education, Geography, and HistoryJasper County, Illinois Courthouse

Jasper County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 9,698. Jasper County was created on February 15, 1831. The county seat is Newton. The county is named for Sergeant William Jasper (1750-1779), a Sergeant of the American Revolutionary War.

Etymology - Origin of Jasper County Name

Jasper County was named for William Jasper, a Sergeant of the Revolution who, during the action in Charleston harbor, replaced the flag shot away at Fort Moultrie, and later was killed at Savannah in 1779.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Jasper County History

Jasper County was created on February 15, 1831 (Laws, 1831, p. 51) and was formed from Clay and Crawford Counties. County organization was completed on December 19, 1834. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Crawford County (1816-1831), Clay County (1824-1821), Edwards County (1815-1816), Madison County (1812-1815), Randolph County (1803-1812), St. Clair County (1801-1812) and Knox, Northwest Territory (1790-1801).

The County was named for William Jasper, a Sergeant of the Revolution who, during the action in Charleston harbor, replaced the flag shot away at Fort Moultrie, and later was killed at Savannah in 1779. The County Seat is Newton (1835-Present).

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2), of which, 494 square miles (1,280 km2) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km2) of it (0.73%) is water.

Jasper county is located in southeast Illinois. Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area and Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area are located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Clark County
  • East: Crawford County
  • South: Richland County
  • Southwest: Clay County
  • West: Effingham County
  • Northwest: Cumberland County

Education

Jasper County is largely served by Jasper County Community Unit School District 1, which is based in its county seat, Newton. Five of the district's six schools are located in and mostly serve juvenile residents of Jasper County. Saint Thomas Catholic School is a Private Elementary school, also in Newton

Illinois Colleges, Universities, & Schools
Compare More Colleges and Universities
Find the Right School

Find more schools to match to your needs.


County Resources
US Counties
Names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
Hunting for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: Search or Browse over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US..

Find and Compare!

With access to over 8,500 schools to choose from!
Provides pricing transparency, scholarship information as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Support for eReferenceDesk
More information at
Support eReferenceDesk

Please click the "DONATE" button and enter the amount you wish to contribute:
PayPal