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Jasper County, Mississippi

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Jasper County was formed in 1833 and was named for Sgt. William Jasper who distinguished himself in the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.

During the antebellum years, cotton was cultivated with slave labor on large plantations in the county. This was the heyday of the county seat of Paulding, Mississippi, called the "Queen City of the East." It was a trading center for the plantations, as well as for yeomen farmers in the area.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Baxter
  • Bay Springs
  • Garlandville
  • Heidelburg
  • Hero
  • Lake Como
  • Louin
  • Montrose
  • Moss
  • Paulding (County Seat)
  • Rose Hill
  • Stafford Springs
  • Stringer
  • Success
  • Twistwood
  • Vossburg




Montrose Presbyterian Church

Bienville National Forest (part)

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