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The county seat, Monticello, was
named after U.S. President Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia by the
town's founders, Virginians who had settled the area in 1808.
Monticello was incorporated in 1810. Court was first held in the
home of John Towns, one of the settlers. A log cabin served as
courthouse until 1838, when it was replaced with a brick building.
The current courthouse, made of marble and brick, was completed in
Among the other communities in Jasper
County are Farrar, Hillsboro, Kelly, and Shady Dale. Shady Dale is
the only other incorporated town.
Among the outdoor attractions is the Lloyd Shoals
Dam, also called Jackson Lake, which covers 4,750 acres, with 135
miles of shoreline. The lake was formed when the Central Georgia
Power Company created a dam and hydroelectric plant at Lloyd Shoals
on the Ocmulgee River in 1910. Jasper County shares the lake with
Butts and Newton counties. Part of the Oconee National Forest, the
only national forest in Georgia's Piedmont, is in Jasper County.
Much of this large wooded tract was deforested during the cotton
plantation era but has been replanted for both people and wildlife
to enjoy. The Seven Islands Trail is in Monticello.
The award-winning country music
singer Trisha Yearwood was born in Monticello. In 2005, she released
the album Jasper County, named for her home county.