"County Seat, Jasper County" Monticello by TexasDave

Monticello Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 7 photos

A typical rural Georgia town, population about 2,500. Jasper County was formed in 1807 and the town of Monticello was laid out in 1808. It is still very much a rural town.

A couple of it's "Claims to Fame":

On January 14, 1915 residents of Monticello formed a lynch mob and lynched a black family of four, including two women. Dan Barber, Jessee Barber, Bula and Ella Charles were each hung and subsequently shot by the lynch mob.

Country singer Trisha Yearwood is from here.

Many scenes from the 1992 movie "My Cousin Vinnie" were filmed here.

  • Last visit to Monticello: Mar 2009
  • Intro Written Apr 8, 2009
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Comments

TexasDave

“"It's got to be the going, not the getting there, that's good"- Harry Chapin”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 7 4
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 6 1

Badges & Stats in Monticello

  • 0 Reviews
  • 2 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 0 Comments
  • 153PageViews

Have you been to Monticello?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Monticello

Friends

See All Friends (1)

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)