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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.


We aren't confident of the location of Jasper, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Jasper, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1819.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jasper has a population of 3,445 people<3> (see below for details).

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).

Jasper is located in the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Jasper: 37347<5>

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 total 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 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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Red Bank
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
    • Red Bank is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank <6>
  • Signal Mountain
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Signal Terrace
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Terrace
    • Signal Terrace is located in Hamilton County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,519 people
  • Thompsonville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
  • South Pittsburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Fairmount
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
    • Fairmount is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,825 people
  • Sewanee
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Bridgeport
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Jackson County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,272 people
    • Former name for Bridgeport:
    • Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport <6>
  • Cartwright
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright is located in Sequatchie County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,261 people

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jasper was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Jasper post office opened in 1819.

We also found Jasper in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jasper.

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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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>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 town (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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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