Welcome to Jasper County, Georgia

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Historic Jasper County Courthouse and Confederate Monument

(For Another View of the Monticello Square click here)

(Photos Courtesy Benny Hawthorne)

Weather in Monticello


This is the official home page for the Jasper County GAGenWeb Project.  We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county in the State of Georgia.  This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.  GAGenWeb Project members are located throughout the world, not just in Georgia.  We rely on the resources of the Internet and on volunteers who are able to transcribe primary documents to assist us in getting information on line. 

This web site is not a part of any Jasper County Government web site.  I have listed some telephone numbers for government and other local resources at the link below, or you may click here to get to them.

 

                                                                                          County Coordinator:  Suzanne Forte 

                                                                                          State Coordinator:  Linda Blum Barton

                                                                                          Assistant State Coordinator:  Vivian Price Staffold

                                                                                          Regional Assistant:  Kemis Massey


        Map Created by Ed Gordon

Surrounding Counties

Butts, Jones, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, and Putnam


Jasper County, Georgia History

Jasper County was created December 10, 1807 from Baldwin County, number 31 in the order of creation.  It was originally named Randolph County.  (The present-day Randolph County was created on December 20, 1828)  A part of Jasper was set off to Morgan in 1815 and a part to Newton in 1821.  The name was changed December 10, 1812.  Jasper County was named in honor of William Jasper, who was an officer in Colonel William Moultrie's Second South Carolina Infantry, 1775.

The County Seat of Jasper County is Monticello

More History about Jasper County       More History about Georgia

History of Jasper County Written by Henry Bonner Jordan for the Daughters of the American Revolution  - 1929



 

Links of Interest to Researchers:

Research Addresses  (includes information on how to obtain copies of vital records)

Jasper County Local Government, City of Monticello Government,  and other useful  telephone numbers.

              (Please note, this web site is not a part of the government of Jasper County, these numbers are furnished as a courtesy only)

  Jasper County GAGenWeb Archives - Wills, Land Deeds, Bible Records, Cemeteries, Old Newspapers, Military, Court, Land and Deeds, Vital Records, biographies, census records.  Please be sure to check this site also.

  Jasper County GAGenWeb Volunteer/Tribute Page

  Bible Records of Jasper County (not contained in the Jasper Archives)

  Biographies   

  Books-Microfilm-Periodicals

Cemeteries - Pictures of Local Cemeteries   

Census Information

  Churches (includes a link to snapshots of local churches old pictures and church minutes)

  Miscellaneous Historical Documents

  Deeds/Land Lottery/Estate Records/Wills  (also check the  Jasper County GENWEB Archives link above for MANY more)

  Early Schools of Monticello and Jasper County (abstracts from newspapers)  

  Entertainment in Early Jasper County   

  Pictures of Early School Buildings and Students

  Family Group Sheets for Georgia

  German Prisoners of War in Jasper County      

  Homepages of Jasper County Researchers

  Historical Markers    

   Lookup Volunteers

   Maps of Jasper County

  Marriages 

   Military   

   Newspaper - The Monticello News

   Old Newspapers from Jasper County (University of Georgia Library website) Various years starting in 1882 to 2000.  Includes link to local researchers who will search and make copies for a fee. 

   Historic Milledgeville Newspapers - 1808 - 1922 - View actual images on line

   Newspaper Articles by Mr. John Harvey (loaded with local historical, genealogical, and just plain interesting articles)   

   Old Wilson Papers (contains wills, deeds and misc. documents)

    The Diary of John Herschel Kelly (1917 - 1921) Contains many old photos, family history, and provides a glimpse of life in early Jasper County

   Photos of  People and Historic Places in Jasper County (Includes early maps of Jasper County and Georgia)

   Can anyone identify the people in these pictures?  Surnames: Ezell, Jordan, Henderson, Rosser, Howard, Farris, Howard and others

    Can anyone identify this old plantation house in Jasper County?  

   Surnames and Researchers (post your queries here to get in touch with others researching your Jasper County surnames)

  The Story of the Jackson Sisters of Hillsboro, Georgia

   The Town of Shady Dale - Some History. Pictures,  and old Newspaper Articles  

   Pictures of Historic Places and People of Hillsboro  

      Early Letters/Correspondence 

       Face Book Pages of Interest

   Recreational Activities

                Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center             Oconee National Forest             Middle Georgia Outdoors

    Digital Library of Georgia - Historic Structures in the town of Monticello and Shady Dale (enter Monticello or Shady Dale in search criteria)

    Homes on the National Register of Historic Places - Jasper County

  Documenting the American South - A University of North Carolina Web Site

  Report of the Board of Physicians for the County of Jasper, 1826-1874

  Newspaper Abstracts - The Georgia Journal and the Georgia Argus, Milledgeville, Georgia - 1810


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