If you travel 50 miles north of Atlanta, you're going to find the small city of Jasper, Georgia. The city, which is located in and the county seat of Pickens County, covers a total area of 3.3 square miles, all land. The population, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, was at 3,684 residents spanning well over 1,000 households. This city in northern Georgia is nicknamed "The First Mountain City." If you were to take a look at the Jasper, Georgia yellow pages, you'll find the institutes that provide the local education to residents of the area. The schools, including Jasper Elementary and Middle School, are part of the Pickens County School District. The district serves grades pre-school to grade twelve, spanning over 4 elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. There is one campus of higher education, the Chattahoochee Technical College-Appalachian Campus.
The city's local news and local events are always nice, but the history lies in the Jasper, Georgia business directory, leading guests to the historic Woodbridge Inn. The inn, famous for their menu options and wonderful lodging, is located on an old Cherokee place of worship. If that isn't enough for you, Jasper is also home to the Tate House. The house was built in the 1920s by a local marble baron named Sam Tate, and the house sits adjacent to Tate Elementary. For nature lovers, there is the neighboring mountain acreage. A trip to Big Canoe, Bent Tree and the Preserve at Sharp Mountain are always a treat to visit. All three locations offering beautiful views, parks and a taste of nature like no other.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan