Jasper is the seat of Jasper County, named for Sgt. William Jasper, hero of the American Revolution. The area terrain ranges from hilly to level with 85 percent forested by pines and hardwoods.
Jasper's historic town square features the courthouse, two bed & breakfasts, two art galleries, antique shops, and the old county jail where the county archives are housed. Sandy Creek Park, downtown, features children's playground equipment, fishing ponds, and a pavilion. A state fish hatchery is open for public viewing Monday through Friday.