Welcome to Jasper County, Georgia
Historic Jasper County Courthouse and Confederate Monument
(For Another View of the Monticello Square click here)
(Photos Courtesy Benny Hawthorne)
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
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
Links of Interest to Researchers:
Research Addresses (includes information on how to obtain copies of vital records)
(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.
Churches (includes a link to snapshots of local churches old pictures and church minutes)
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)
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 you identify the people in these pictures? Surnames: Ezell, Jordan, Henderson, Rosser, Howard, Farris, Howard and others
Surnames and Researchers (post your queries here to get in touch with others researching your Jasper County surnames)
Georgia Archives - Contains a multitude of information such as actual copies of Confederate pension applications, enlistments, oaths, etc, colonial wills and will books and head- right and bounty plats, among many other things. YOU MUST SEE THIS SITE!!
NEW!! Now contains actual images of death certificates for Georgia from 1919 to 1927!! (click HERE)
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This page was last updated on Sept 16, 2012
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