The county of Jasper is located in Illinois and was founded in 1831. There are 9,698 residents in Jasper who have access to courthouses in Newton. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Illinois is part of the 7th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,849 residents in Newton, which is 1.9 square miles. It was settled in 1835 and is governed by a local government.