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

Jasper County

 
 
Jasper County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
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), on the right when traveling west on East Green Street. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello GA 31064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jasper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Jasper County Marker
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. 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); Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert (was approx. 7.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); 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.
 
Categories. Government
 
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. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 34 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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