JASPER Population - 8,247 Altitude - 221


The seat of Jasper County, Jasper is named for Sgt. William Jasper, a hero of the American Revolution. Japer's terrain ranges from hilly to flat, 85 percent of the land is forested by lush pine and stunning hardwoods.

Jasper's historic town square features the County Courthouse, antique shops, and the old county jail where the county archives are housed (how many times can you say county in one sentence?). Sandy Creek Park, downtown, features a wonderful children's playground with lots of play equipment, fishing ponds, and even a pavilion.

For information on events, accommodations, and dining, stop by the Jasper Information Center at 246 E. Milam Mon. - Fri. 8 m. - 5 p.m., or call (409)384-2762.

Angelina National Forest-

Nearest entrance 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. (See Texas National Forests )

Beaty-Orton House-

This home was influenced by Victorian architecture and built with native pine by John T. Beaty toward the end of the 19th century. it houses the Main Street offices and is open Mon. - Fri. during business hours. For information, call (409)383-6138. At corner of Main and Water Sts.Steinhagen Lake


B. A, Steinhagen, Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend.


Martin Dies Jr. State Park-

705 acres on eastern shore of B. A. Steinhagen Lake (also known as Town Bluff ,and Dam B Reservoir). Rest rooms with showers, picnic, camping and trailer sites, screened shelters, boat rentals, children's play area, fishing pier with fish-cleaning station, nature center, and herb garden and walk, About 13 miles west on U.S. 190. Admission.

Siecke State Forest-

25 miles south on U.S. 96. (See Texas State Forests.)


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