In today’s micro adventure I find myself in the Southern City of Jasper, Alabama, founded in 1815.
Jasper, Alabama is a quaint Southern Town in Alabama with beautiful architecture. Many of the old southern buildings of Jasper, Alabama date back to the 1800’s.
The Southern City of Jasper is best known for according to jaspercity.com:
The BankheadsHistory of Jasper
Lorenzo Dow established the first trading post in the area now containing the City of Jasper in the early 1800s. In 1822, Dr. Gordon Musgrove donated the land for the town and built a log cabin that served as the courthouse, school, and church. The town was named by Hugh Lollar in memory of the Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Jasper who distinguished himself at the Battle of Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.
The City of Jasper was incorporated in 1887 with G. H. “Jake” Guttery serving as its first Mayor. Jasper serves as the county seat of Walker County and is located in the middle of the Warrior Coal Fields, the second largest in the nation. Jasper sits on or near the Bankhead Highway and Interstate 22.
Jasper has been home to many famous families such as the Bankhead’s which include United States Congressmen, United States Senators, and a Speaker of the House of Representatives during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt. This family along with Carl Elliott of Jasper, whose home here has been turned into a historical museum, Tom Bevill of Jasper & Carter Manasco of Townley make up more than a century (110 years 1887 – 1997) of continuous service by Walker Countians in the United States Congress.
Jasper was once the home of Alabama Central Railroad, transportation for lumber and coal during the years of the steam engine train.
While exploring the Southern City of Jasper, Alabama we decided to take a break for lunch. We found a fantastic Pizza restaurant called Johnny Brusco’s. The service was excellent as was the pizza. A must stop if you’re in the Southern City of Jasper, Alabama. We have since come to find it’s actually a chain with one in the area in which I live. Win, Win!