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Jasper, Georgia

Jasper, Georgia

Jasper, the county seat of Pickens County, was incorporated as a town December 22, 1857. The city was named in honor of Sergeant William Jasper of South Carolina, who died during the siege of Savannah during the Revolutionary War.

In 1890, the marble courthouse in Jasper, Georgia was where citizens of Pickens County raised a Union Flag to protest Georgia’s secession from the Union. The 1906 jail in Jasper has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The jail and other public buildings are faced with marble, Pickens’ major resource.

Jasper, Georgia is located on Ga. Highway #53 (Sam Tate Highway) with neighboring Georgia cities Tate and Talking Rock. Appalachian Technical Institute (formerly known as Pickens Technical Institute) is located in Jasper, Georgia.

The Georgia Marble Festival, held in Jasper the first weekend in October, is an opportunity for visitors to tour the pit marble quarries, watch sculptors make marble pieces of art, enjoy arts and crafts, and be entertained by mountain music and country clogging.

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Attractions and Entertainment

Yahoo Farm – For over a decade now, Yahoo Farm has been delighting young and old alike, but especially the youngsters. Yahoo Farm is a true family farm dedicated to creating a fun experience for the entire family. Yahoo Farm is just over an hour north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia (or 15 minutes North of Canton) with easy access right off the expressway.

Lodging – Jasper, Georgia – Hotels & Motels

Hotels, Motels in Jasper, Georgia – Review hotel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the Jasper, GA area.

Community and News

Pickens Animal Rescue – Pickens Animal Rescue is dedicated to finding homes for the abandoned, stray and unwanted animals in the Community. Pictures and descriptions of the animals are on their website. The center is located in Jasper, GA.
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce – Local information on Jasper and PickensCountyGeorgia is found on the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce web site.

Government and Services

Pickens County Government – PickensCounty is in North Georgia at the beginning of the Appalachian Mountains, sitting on top of the largest block of crystalline marble in the world. PickensCounty was in the center of the Cherokee Nation at one time, and the site of the first treaty between the United States and Native Americans – the Treaty of Long Swamp. The infamous Trail of Tears started at FortNewnan near Talking Rock. The majority of our country’s national monuments were carved from the marble mined near Tate, GA. And some of the roots of modern stock car racing are planted in the moonshine hollows of these Georgia mountains.

Health Services

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital – Located in Jasper, Georgia, PiedmontMountainsideHospital in nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This peaceful, rural community is only a one-hour drive north of Atlanta. Having served the healthcare needs of Jasper and the surrounding community since 1969, the hospital extended their commitment to care by opening a new hospital facility in 2003.

Industry and Professional

Community Bank of Pickens County – Jasper, Georgia’s local bank is Community Bank of Pickens County located on Sammy McGhee Boulevard in Jasper.
Renner Homes – Renner Homes is known for quality custom homes and remodeling services in the Jasper area. Learn why you deserve the quality of Renner Homes by visiting their website and then contact them to see how they may be of service.

Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies

Realty Group of North Georgia – Specializing in serving the North Metro Atlanta area, including Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, and Pickens counties as well as North Fulton including Alpharetta and Roswell, Georgia.

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Restaurants and Dining

Woodbridge Inn Restaurant & Lodge – The Woodbridge Inn Restaurant & Lodge is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Jasper, Georgia in PickensCounty. The Woodbridge Inn Restaurant is North Georgia’s Dining Destination. Stay at the Woodbridge Inn Lodge and enjoy the scenic views of the Georgia mountains or stroll to historic downtown Jasper for shopping and art.

Retail and Shopping

Jasper Jeep Dodge Chrysler Plymouth – Read through the company’s pricing guidelines on the website. Includes information about all the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans.
Pisconeri Photography Studio – Pisconeri Studio & Workshop offers fine art, assignments and stock photography. Advertising, editorial, corporate, stock, studio, location, portraits, travel, creative concepts, custom approach to all photography projects. One-of-a-kind photography workshops and training is also available.