city in and county sear of Jasper, Texas, United States

Jasper is a city in the Deep East region of Texas.

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Jasper gained a measure of notoriety when an African-American man was dragged to his death behind a pick-up truck in a gruesome lynching in 1998. Much of the town subsequently unified to express revulsion for the crime and opposition to the racial hatred that motivated it.

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Get around

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  • Beaty-Orton House, 200 S. Main (near Sandy Creek Park), +1 409-383-6138. M-F 8AM-5PM. Historic two-story home. Donation requested.
  • Sam Rayburn Powerhouse (just off Recreation Road 255), +1 409-384-5716. This sixteen-story hydroelectric power plant has won design awards.
  • Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Fishing, boating.
  • Sandy Creek Park and Trail (between S, Main and Marvin Hancock Dr). Open dawn to dusk. One-mile loop walking/running trail, playground and covered picnic areas.

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Sleep

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  • Holiday Inn Express, 501 W Gibson St, +1 409-384-8400. Clean rooms with interior access, mini-fridge, microwave, and free internet access.
  • Super 8, 2100 North Wheeler, +1 409-489-4871. Clean and relatively new. Squeamish drivers may want to pass on this one, as its parking lot exits at a rather dangerous busy intersection.
  • Swann Hotel Bed and Breakfast, 250 N Main St, +1 325-315-8312. Restored wooden Victorian inn built in 1901.

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Routes through Jasper
ENDSan Augustine  N   S  BeaumontPort Arthur
Bryan-College StationHuntsville  W   E  EuniceOpelousas



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