Introduction to Jasper, Indiana
Jasper was founded in 1830, incorporated as a town in 1866, and later reincorporated as a city in 1915. The original town of Jasper was located on 120 acres of land that had been acquired by Joseph Enlow. The town was supposed to have been named 'Eleanor' in honor of Enlow's wife, but she instead suggested Jasper.
Jasper and nearby Attractions
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- Indiana Railway Museum
- Calumet Lake
- Holiday World
- Armory Park
Things To Do In Jasper
The Indiana Railway Museum houses exhibits like diesel, caboose, and steam locomotives. There are also a number of lakes and creeks throughout the city, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. Among these are the Calumet Lake, Pat Run and the Calumet Run. The city hosts two famous annual festivals- the Strassenfest, and the Old Jasper Days. These festivals draw crowds from neighboring areas.
Evansville Regional is the nearest major airport.
Jasper Higher Education
Residents of Jasper can enroll at Trinity College, Vincennes University or the University of Evansville.