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Jasper County, Illinois From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Jasper County U.S. county Jasper County Courthouse in Newton Jasper County Courthouse in Newton Map of Illinois highlighting Jasper County Location within the U.S. state of Illinois Map of the United States highlighting Illinois Illinois's location within the U.S. Coordinates: 39°01′N 88°09′W CountryUnited States StateIllinois Founded1831 Named forWilliam Jasper SeatNewton Largest cityNewton Area • Total498 sq mi (1,290 km2) • Land495 sq mi (1,280 km2) • Water3.6 sq mi (9 km2)0.7% Population (2010) • Total9,698 • Estimate (2018)9,611 • Density19/sq mi (7.5/km2) Time zoneUTC−6 (Central) • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT) Congressional district15th Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 9,698.[1] Its county seat is Newton.[2] Contents 1History 2Geography 2.1Climate and weather 2.2Adjacent counties 3Demographics 4Education 5Communities 5.1City 5.2Villages 5.3Unincorporated communities 5.4Townships 6Notable residents 7Politics 8See also 9References 10External links History Jasper County was formed in 1831 out of Clay and Crawford Counties. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. During the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, the staff of the American flag was shot away. Sgt. Jasper attached the flag to a pole and stood on the wall waving the flag at the British until a new staff was erected.
Jasper County at the time of its creation in 1831 Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 495 square miles (1,280 km2) is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) (0.7%) is water.[3] Climate and weather Newton, Illinois Climate chart (explanation) J F M A M J J A S O N D 2.43418 2.44023 3.95133 3.96342 4.47352 3.78262 4.48566 3.48463 3.27855 2.86643 45234 2.93924 Average max. and min. temperatures in °F Precipitation totals in inches Source: The Weather Channel[4] Metric conversion In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Newton have ranged from a low of 18 °F (−8 °C) in January to a high of 85 °F (29 °C) in July, although a record low of −28 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 112 °F (44 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.38 inches (60 mm) in January to 4.39 inches (112 mm) in May.[4] Adjacent counties Cumberland County – north Clark County – northeast Crawford County – east Richland County – south Clay County – southwest Effingham County – west Demographics Historical population CensusPop.
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