The seat of Jasper County,
is named for Sgt. William Jasper, a hero of the American
terrain ranges from hilly to flat, 85 percent of the land
is forested by lush pine and stunning hardwoods.
Jasper's historic town
square features the County Courthouse, antique shops, and
the old county jail where the county archives are housed (how many times can you say
county in one sentence?). Sandy Creek Park, downtown, features a
wonderful children's playground with lots of play
equipment, fishing ponds, and even a pavilion.
For information on events,
accommodations, and dining, stop by the Jasper
Information Center at 246 E. Milam Mon. - Fri. 8 m. - 5
p.m., or call (409)384-2762.
Nearest entrance 13 miles
northwest on Texas 63. (See
Texas National Forests )
This home was influenced
by Victorian architecture and built with native pine by
John T. Beaty toward the end of the 19th century. it
houses the Main Street offices and is open Mon. - Fri.
during business hours. For information, call
(409)383-6138. At corner of Main and Water Sts.
B. A, Steinhagen,
Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend.
Martin Dies Jr. State
705 acres on
eastern shore of B. A. Steinhagen Lake (also known as
Town Bluff ,and Dam B Reservoir). Rest rooms with
showers, picnic, camping and trailer sites, screened
shelters, boat rentals, children's play area, fishing
pier with fish-cleaning station, nature center, and herb
garden and walk, About 13 miles west on U.S. 190.
Siecke State Forest-
25 miles south on
U.S. 96. (See Texas