Jasper County

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Jasper County is named for William Jasper, who was a famous scout for the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War.


Created:  February 15, 1831

County Seat:

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

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


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.



N – Cumberland County and Clark County

E – Crawford County

S – Richland County and Clay County

W – Clay County and Effingham County











Photos taken 2008 and 2012