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About Jasper

Jasper was once the home of Alabama Central Railroad, transportation for lumber and coal during the years of the steam engine train.
Jasper has been home to many famous families such as the Bankheads which include United States Congressmen, United States Senators, and a Speaker of the House of Representatives during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.

Lorenzo Dow established the first trading post in the area now containing the City of Jasper in the early 1800’s.  In 1822, Dr. Gordon Musgrove donated the land for the town and built a log cabin that served as the courthouse, school and church. The City of Jasper was incorporated in 1887 with G. H. “Jake” Guttery serving as its first Mayor. Jasper serves as the county seat of Walker County and is located in the middle of the Warrior Coal Fields, the second largest in the nation. Jasper sits on or near the Bankhead Highway and the new Interstate 22.

Don’t Miss:

  1. Faye Whittemore Farms
  2. Victoria’s Restaurant and Bakery
  3. Jasper Dog Bark
  4. Café Bills
  5. Los Reyes Grill
  6. Musgrove Country Club
  7. Lewis Smith Lake
  8. Historic Downtown Jasper
  9. Leo & Suzie’s Famous Green Top Bar-B-Q
  10. Bankhead House & Heritage Center
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409 West 19th Street, Jasper, AL | 205-221-2100
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