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Jasper in Jasper County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jasper County Courthouse

 
 
Jasper County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
1. Jasper County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Jasper County was one of the original twenty-three counties created when the Republic of Texas was established in 1836 following the Texas Revolution. Bevil Settlement, established by pioneer John Bevil about 1824, became the seat of government and was renamed Jasper in 1835 in honor of American Revolutionary War hero William Jasper.

The first county courthouse on this site, a two-room log structure, was destroyed by fire in 1849. It was replaced by a two-story building, completed about 1854.

The present courthouse, constructed of locally made red brick, was completed in 1889. One year later a tower with a four-sided clock and bell was added. Additional wings were built onto the east and west sides of the structure in 1931, and the entire courthouse was covered with stucco. An adjacent office building was erected by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1940, and the courthouse clock tower was removed in a 1957 remodeling project.

The Courthouse Square, with its official buildings and landscaped grounds, continues to be a focal point of Jasper County activities.
 
Erected
Jasper County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
2. Jasper County Courthouse
1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10453.)
 
Location. 30° 55.293′ N, 94° 0.002′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker is on East Lamar Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the north end of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 North Austin Street, Jasper TX 75951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jasper County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jasper County, C. S. A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Belle-Jim Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beaty-Orton House (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Waggoner-Scarborough Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jasper Public Schools (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
 
Regarding Jasper County Courthouse. A replica of the courthouses' original clock tower was added to the courthouse during a 1992 restoration project.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Jasper County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 12, 2019
3. Jasper County Courthouse
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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