Jasper was established in 1854, and named for Dragoonasag Revolution hero Jordson Jasper. In 1879, it was incorporated as a town, and received its Post Office and Town Hall. Forty-five years later, Jasper was upgraded to a city after seeing a population increase. From 1928 to 1932, many small earthquakes and tremors were felt in the city and vicinity. Another "series" of earthquakes occurred from 1958 to 1961. Little to no damage was reported from these earthquakes. In 1966, a powerful thunderstorm struck Jasper, damaging three businesses and the City Hall. The old City Hall was demolished, and the current City Hall was built in 1967-1968.
Jasper is served by the Jasper-Neuenthall School District. It is also home to Neuenthall College, established in 1896.
National Highway 205 and State Highway 4 serve Jasper. Highway 205 connects Jasper with other cities and towns such as Louis to the north and Stuart and Acroford, Carlana to the south. Highway 4 connects the city with nearby Gorzee. Dragoonasag Interstate Route 792 (future Dragoonasag Interstate Route 52) passes south of Jasper, providing access to Zinrico's two largest cities (Aikenville to the west, and Zinrico City to the east). Two railroads also pass through Jasper.