Jasper, Georgia

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Jasper is a city in Pickens County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,167 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Pickens County[3]. It is named after General Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War hero who fought the Cherokee in 1760 and 1782.

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Geography

Jasper is located at 34°28′9″N 84°26′3″W / 34.46917°N 84.43417°W / 34.46917; -84.43417 (34.469127, -84.434039)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), all of it land.

Points of interest

Nicknamed "The First Mountain City," Jasper is located 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. Several local attractions draw the interest of sightseers annually. The Tate House[1] which was built by local marble baron Sam Tate in the 1920s, and sits adjacent to the current Tate Elementary. Standing on an old Cherokee place of worship, the historic Woodbridge Inn [2] is famous for its menu options and its lodging.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,167 people, 942 households, and 575 families residing in the city. The population density was 657.0 people per square mile (253.5/km²). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 312.3/sq mi (120.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.74% White, 4.38% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.12% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population.

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