Jasper, Virginia

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Jasper, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Jasper, Virginia is located in Virginia
Jasper, Virginia
Jasper, Virginia
Jasper, Virginia is located in the US
Jasper, Virginia
Jasper, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°46′5″N 82°49′23″W / 36.76806°N 82.82306°W / 36.76806; -82.82306Coordinates: 36°46′5″N 82°49′23″W / 36.76806°N 82.82306°W / 36.76806; -82.82306
Country United States
State Virginia
County Lee
Elevation 1,572 ft (479 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 1493135[1]

Jasper is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Virginia, United States.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Jasper in 1897, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1918.[2] The community was likely named for Jasper Edens, a railman.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jasper, Virginia
  2. ^ "Lee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-57072-256-1.