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Welcome to Jasper ...

The town of Jasper is located in Marion County<1> and is the County Seat for Marion 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 3,445 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Jasper is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jasper lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Jasper (for example, toward Signal Mountain), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Jasper: (423)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jasper had an population of 3,445 people. This is an increase of 5.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jasper had a population of 3,279 people (which is 11.61% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Jasper the county's most populous community.

The population of Jasper represents 0.05% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,279 people, the population of Jasper increased 2.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,214 people).

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, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, 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.

  • Chattanooga [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chattanooga
    • Chattanooga [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Jasper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chattanooga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chattanooga<6>
  • Red Bank [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
    • Red Bank [Hamilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Jasper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,881 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank<6>
  • Signal Mountain [Hamilton County]
  • Signal Terrace [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Terrace
    • Signal Terrace [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Jasper
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,519 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Terrace
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thompsonville [Walker County]
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      • Thompsonville [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Jasper
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville
    • Rossville [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Walker County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<6>
    • South Pittsburg [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pittsburg
      • South Pittsburg [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Pittsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Pittsburg<6>
    • Fairmount [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount [Hamilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Jasper
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
    • Sewanee [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewanee
      • Sewanee [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Jasper
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewanee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sewanee<6>
    • Bridgeport [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Jasper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bridgeport:
      • Jonesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<6>

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 8 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 titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

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 ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Marion County

About Tennessee

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 State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Marion, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 35.0674, Longitude: -85.6244       In this case, the coordinates for Jasper have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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