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Jasper, Missouri is in Jasper County, centered on the west side of Interstate Highway 49, which is also US Highway 71, with Missouri Highway H becoming Mercer Street as it passes through the city. The small community of Boston is north of Jasper, with Maxville to the south, Nashville to the west, and Dudenville to the east. The larger city of Joplin is just under thirty miles to the southwest. Originally, the community was known as Coon Creek Settlement, and then Midway, for its position between the county seats of Carthage and Lamar, but sometime in the late 1800s, when a post office was established, its name was changed to Jasper in order to reuse the postal equipment from a defunct town by that name.



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