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Jasper
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ATTRACTIONS of JASPER

Downtown Jasper 24j.gif (77936 bytes)
Senior Citizens Center & Old Depot Building 25j.gif (74629 bytes)
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Old Railroad Depot Building Jasper Shriners Building Jasper Jaycees Building

HISTORY of JASPER   

Named for Sergeant Jasper
Fought in Revolutionary War at Battle of Charleston
First courthouse built 1824
Incorporated in 1959
Marion County Courthouse

First court held in home of John Shropshire, 1818

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First Courthouse

Located in Cheekville
Held in the Cheek House until 1820

Second Courthouse

Completed in Jasper 1820
Was a two story brick structure with a cupola or belfry
Building demolished 1879

Third Courthouse

Brick structure completed 1880
Courthouse burned 1922
Almost all county records destroyed
Most of land records saved

Fourth Courthouse

Built 1924
Still in use

Will Cummings Highway Historic Sign Was County Judge of Hamilton County
Became pioneer of permanent road building in East Tennessee
Highway name designated by State Legislature, 1931
Road extends from Jasper to Chattanooga
Peter Turney’s Birthplace Historic Sign Born in house on site September 27, 1827
Commanded 1st Tennessee Infantry during Civil War
Wounded at Battle of Fredericksburg
Promoted to Brigadier General
Elected to state Supreme Court 1870
Became Chief Justice 1886
Elected Governor in 1893 & 1895
Died Oct 19, 1905
Is buried in Winchester
Warren County War Memorials Dedicated to the men and women who fought in past wars

PEOPLE of JASPER

23j.gif (126002 bytes) Born Elizabeth Lowery
Was daughter of Chief of the Cherokee Indians, John Lowery
Lived in a house about 60 yards southeast of courthouse
Donated 40 acres on condition county seat would be called Jasper instead of Cheekville, 1820
County seat moved to Jasper from Cheekville located near Whitwell
Betsy Pack Historic Sign
William Jasper City named after
Was a sergeant in Revolutionary War
Fought British in North Carolina

HOMES in JASPER

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Log Cabin
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CHURCHES in JASPER

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Castle Rock Baptist Church Cornerstone Baptist Church
300 Cornerstone Dr
Jasper, TN 37347
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building 
erected 1978
Faith Baptist Church
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Dedicated July 7, 1963
Jasper Church of God Jasper Church of the Nazarene Jasper Church of Christ Jasper First Baptist Church
108 W 3rd St
Jasper, TN
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Established 1883
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Building erected 1967
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Little White Church Cemetery McKindree United Methodist Church
Hwy 27 & Tracy City Hwy
Jasper, TN 37347
New Hope Baptist Church Seventh Day Adventist Church
512 Tracy City Hwy
Jasper, TN
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Seventh Day Adventist Church School State Line Church of Christ Victory Baptist Church Wells Chapel United Methodist Church

CEMETERIES in JASPER   

Pine Grove Cemetery 5j.gif (81684 bytes)

SCHOOLS in JASPER  

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Jasper Elementary School Marion County High School 
204 Betsy Pack Drive, Jasper, TN 37347
Phone 423-942-3434 Fax: 423-942-4210
Jasper Middle School

LIBRARY of JASPER   

Jasper Public Library
14 W 2nd St
Jasper, TN
Over 20,000 volumes

PARKS in JASPER

Grand Slam Sportsplex & Park/Fairground 44j.gif (77555 bytes) Ball fields
Horse show arena
Picnic areas
Playground
Volleyball court
Walk/Jog track

STATISTICS for JASPER

POPULATION
1950 1,306
1960 1,450
1970 2,009
1980 2,633
1990 2,780
1992 3,122
ELEVATION of JASPER 620 feet above sea level
LOCATION CODE for JASPER
Zip 37347

VISITOR CENTERS for JASPER

Jasper-Marion County Chamber of Commerce 302 Betsy Pack Dr.
Jasper TN 37347

 

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