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JASPER COUNTY HISTORY
Jasper County was organized in 1841.
Named after Sgt. William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero.
County seat is Carthage.

Situated in the southwest corner of the State, is bounded on the west by Kansas State line, and separated from Arkansas by Newton and McDonald counties. The surface of the country is gently undulating, with about two-thirds prairie, and the remainder timber land. The prairies are very fertile, interspersed with streams of pure running water, the courses of which are skirted with timber. The southern part of the county is underlaid with mountain limestone, containing numerous and extensive deposits of lead and zinc. As an agricultural region, this stands high—all kinds of grain, grasses, fruit and vegetable yield good crops. The heavy yield of grasses, abundance of clear, cold spring branches, and the mild climate, renders this well adapted for stock growing. Manufacturers and capitalists will find on Spring River alone, at least fifty sites, furnishing good water power, unimproved. Good openings for all kinds of mechanics. There is an oil spring in township 84, range 28.
Population in 1860, 6,607. Towns, Carthage, Sarcoxie, Fidelity, Sherwood,. &c."
(Source: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, pgs. 114-115. Transcribed by Donna Walton)

Cities & Towns
Airport Drive - Alba - Asbury - Avilla - Brooklyn Heights - Carl Junction - Carterville - Carthage - Carytown - Duenweg - Duquesne - Fridelity - Jasper - Joplin - Kendricktown - La Russell - Maxwell - Neck City - Oakland Park - Oronago - Purcell - Reeds - Sarcoxie - Waco - Webb City

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County Updates

April 2014
Several Obits

Dec 2013
Obits for Justin Ray Henson
Jerry Phillip Eggensperger
Vada Pauline Eggensperger
Harold Lee “Butch” Huffman, Jr.
Justin Adam Calhoun

Nov 2013
Obits for John Nelson Ivie and Glen L. Baker

May 2013
1883 Pensioners


County Contributors
Marsha
Carolyn Allen
Tammy Clark
Dale Donlon
Jody Eggensperger
Jim Forte
Laura Jones Gray
Candi H.
Sara H.
Kathy Haggerty
Linda Henderson
Sherri Hale
John & Mary Kekec
Robert King
Kim Mohler
L. Morgan
A. Newell
Linda Rodriguez
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Jodi Edens Spencer
Rose Stout
Sandra Stutzman
Peggy Thompson
K. Torp
Ladonna Travis
Carrie Tuck
Donna Walton
Barb Z.
Marla Z.




Surrounding County

Barton County (north)
Dade County (northeast)
Lawrence County (east)
Newton County (south)
Cherokee County, Kansas (west)
Crawford County, Kansas (northwest)

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