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Welcome to Jasper ...

The city of Jasper is located in Pickens County<1> and is the County Seat for Pickens County.

The location of Jasper has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jasper has a population of 3,990 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jasper.

Jasper is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jasper lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Jasper: (706) & (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Jasper: 30143<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jasper had an population of 3,990 people. This is an increase of 8.31% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jasper had a population of 3,684 people (or 12.52% of the total population of Pickens County). This makes Jasper the county's most populous community.

The population of Jasper represents 0.04% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jasper.

Communities Also Named Jasper ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Jasper - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jasper.

Communities near Jasper ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jasper.

  • Rolston [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolston
    • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Jasper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolston
  • Canton [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Jasper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,347 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<8>
  • Northcutt [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northcutt
    • Northcutt [Gilmer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Jasper
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 16,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcutt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northcutt
  • Hinton [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Jasper
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,223 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dawsonville [Dawson County]
    • Ball Ground [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
      • Ball Ground [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball Ground<8>
    • Ellijay [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellijay
      • Ellijay [Gilmer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellijay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellijay<8>
    • Nelson [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelson<8>
    • Tails Creek [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tails Creek
      • Tails Creek [Gilmer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tails Creek
    • Waleska [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waleska
      • Waleska [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waleska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waleska<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jasper. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jasper.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jasper. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jasper.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jasper. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jasper.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jasper ...

Looking for more information about Jasper? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jasper, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jasper.

Adding Jasper to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jasper in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jasper was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1855.

We also found Jasper in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jasper on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pickens County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jasper. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pickens County: www.pickenscountyga.gov/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Pickens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jasper.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jasper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jasper). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jasper or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jasper) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jasper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JasperOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jasper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4616, Longitude: -84.4323       In this case, the coordinates for Jasper have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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