Jasper County

Jasper County was drawn from Baldwin County in 1807, originally called Randolph County to honor John Randolph of Virginia. Members of the Georgia General Assembly, however, became irritated with his stand on national issues in 1812 and voted to name the county for a Revolutionary War hero, Sergeant William Jasper, who died trying to retrieve a flag during the siege of Savannah. By 1828 Randolph was back in Georgia's good graces and another new county was named for him. Monticello, the county seat, pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, using the name of his home.

Contact Information

Address 126 West Green Street, Monticello GA 31064
Telephone 706.468.4900
Fax 706.468.4942
Website http://www.jaspercountyga.org

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Jasper County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 13842 (State Rank: 108)
Incorporated Millage Rage 13.21
Unincorporated Millage Rate 12.56
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14.43
School Bond 0.9
Total Incorporated 28.54
Total Unincorporated 27.89

 

County Officials