Jasper County is named for William Jasper, who was a famous scout for the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War.
Created: February 15, 1831
Newton 1835 – present
County Courthouse – Newton
Location: 100 West Jourdon Street / North Van Buren Street
Built: 1877 – 1878
Style: Georgian Revival
Architect: J I Grange and Charles Eppinghowser.
Contractor: J I Grange and Charles Eppinghowser.
Description: The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north side has a one story porch supported by ten thin columns. The entrance is recessed. On the second story, the east and west sections are recessed with arched windows. The roof line is flat. The foundation is course stone. The building was remodeled in 1963 and the exterior was changed.
County Administration – Newton
Location: 204 W Washington Street / S Lafayette Street
Built: 1969 – 1970
Description: The building faces north and is a one story dark red colored brick structure. The building was formerly the First National Bank and was acquired by the county in 2002.
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Photos taken 2008 and 2012