|Jasper County Illinois Cities/Towns - Hidalgo, Hunt City, Newton (County Seat), Rose Hill, Ste. Marie, Wheeler, West Liberty, Willow Hill, Yale
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Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 10,117. Its county seat is Newton.
Jasper County was formed in 1831. It was named for Sgt. William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. In the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776, when the staff of the American flag was shot away, Sgt. Jasper erected a temporary staff, and waved the flag at the British until a new staff was erected.