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Jasper County



Courthouse
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Source: David Seibert

LocationMonticello
Date Built1907-08
Architecture StyleNeoclassical Revival
DesignerT.F. Lockwood, Sr.
Seat InformationMonticello [named for Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home; created as county seat Dec. 10, 1808; and incorporated by the legislature on Dec. 15, 1810].
Courthouse DetailsThe first "courthouse" in this county was actually the home of a citizen - John Towns - where public business was first done. The second courthouse was a log cabin built in 1809. In 1838, a three-story brick courthouse was built. This structure served until 1907, when construction began on the current courthouse. It is constructed of Georgia marble and brick, with four columns along the front and an eight-sided, domed clock tower. In the 1990s, the size of the courthouse was doubled when an extension was built to the rear of the buiding
County Data
Population13,960
Population 200011,426
Population Growth21.7
County SeatMonticello
County Area373.6 Square Miles
Location MapJasper County Location Map
History

Originally named Randolph County, Jasper County was created from Baldwin County on Dec. 10, 1807 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1807, p. 3). Georgia’s 31st county was named for Virginia congressman John Randolph (1773-1833), whose political views were popular in Georgia. On Dec. 10, 1810, a legislative act renamed the county because of Randolph’s opposition to the War of 1812 (though eventually he was forgiven and in 1828 would be recognized by having another new Georgia county named in his honor). On this day, the county became Jasper County in honor of Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Jasper, who during the siege of Savannah was mortally wounded while retrieving his regiment’s flag from the British.

In 1821, a portion of Jasper County was used to create Newton County.

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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 13,900
2000 11,426
1990 8,453
1980 7,553
1970 5,760
1960 6,135
1950 7,473
1940 8,772
1930 8,594
1920 16,362
1910 16,552
1900 15,033
1890 13,879
1880 11,851
1870 10,439
1860 10,743
1850 11,486
1840 11,111
1830 13,131
1820 14,614
1810 7,573