Introduction to Jasper, Alabama
Jasper was first settled in 1815. The city was named after Sergeant William Jasper, a soldier of the Red Stick War. It was incorporated in 1888. The Sheffield and Birmingham Railroad and the Kansas City-Memphis and Birmingham Railroad first entered the city in 1886. The city of Jasper is the hometown of many celebrities including the renowned TV and movie stars George Lindsey and Polly Holliday and singer Sandy Posey. John H. Bankhead II, United States Senator, was also born in the city.
Jasper and nearby Attractions
- Walker County Lake
- Carl Elliott House Museum
- Alabama Mining Museum
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Bankhead National Forest
Things To Do In Jasper
There are several open spaces and parks in Jasper including the James Fowler Park, Carver Park, Memorial Park, and Valley Park. You can also visit the Rickwood Caverns State Park, Lake Lurleen State Park, and Lake Lurleen State Park. The city has several houses of worship including the Carter Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Birmingham Avenue Church of God, and Wesley Church. Shopping is available at the Parklands Shopping Center, Jasper Mall Shopping Center, Parklands North Shopping Center, Jasper Square Shopping Center, and English Village Shopping Center.
International air transportation can be availed from Birmingham International Airport.
Jasper Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are offered at Bevill State Community College, Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and several other colleges and universities.