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Monticello in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jasper County

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Jasper County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 10, 1807, is named for Sergeant Jasper, Revolutionary hero from South Carolina who rescued some American prisoners from their British guards at Jasper Spring, near Savannah. He was later killed in the siege of Savannah. When created, the County was named Randolph for John Randolph, Virginia statesman, whose later views on the War of 1812 made him unpopular in Georgia and resulted in the changing of the name to Jasper by Act of Dec. 10, 1812. Subsequently a new county was named for Randolph in 1828.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 18.282′ N, 83° 41.022′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of East Green Street (Georgia Route 16) and North Warren Street (Georgia Route 83)
Jasper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Jasper County Marker
, on the right when traveling west on East Green Street. The marker stands in front of the Jasper County Courthouse; the courthouse square is the junction of Georgia Highways 11, 16, 83, 212, and 229. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello GA 31064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reese Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson Springs (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Isaac Parker Inn (approx. 6.3 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
 
Regarding Jasper County. The 1992 movie "My Cousin Vinny" was filmed in Jasper County, with the Courthouse and courtrooms used for many scenes in the movie.
 
Jasper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. Jasper County Marker
Jasper County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
4. Jasper County Courthouse
This courthouse, Jasper County's third, was built in 1908 for $44,400.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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