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COUNTY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Jasper County was Established on February 15, 1831;
Completed on 19 December, 1834.
Jasper County was named for William Jasper, a Sergeant of the Revolution who, during the action in Charleston harbor, replaced the flag shot away at Fort Moultrie, and later was killed at Savannah in 1779
Please check the time period your ancestors were in Jasper County, as the present area, or parts of it, were formerly included in the following counties
1801-1812 St. Clair
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
Township Organization was adopted on November 8, 1859
Jasper County approved township organization on November 6, 1849, and the County Court even appointed commissioners
to divide the county into townships, however this organization was never completed
Township Names under 1859 Organization:
Fox - Created from western part of Ste. Marie (date unknown, before 1901).
Grove - Name changed from Union in September, 1860
Hunt City - Formed from Willow Hill, Crooked Creek and Grandville on Sept. 11, 1901
Wade - Name changed from Newton in September, 1860
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