Jasper County Courthouse - The first Jasper County Courthouse was a crude log hut of two rooms. No one knows when or by whom it was built because ti was destroyed by a fire on October 28, 1849. In 1853 the second courthouse was built. Built in 1889 was the third and present day courthouse. Messers, Sweeny, and Combs received a contract in 1890 to place the clock tower and bell atop the new courthouse. Then in 1957 it was removed for repair and never replaced. The current clock was restored in the early 1990's.
Old Jail - Claude Golden was the last person ever hung in the gallows of the old Jasper County Jailhouse. Golden was charged with raping a Beaumont woman and was brought to Jasper for forestall lynching. Those living near the courthouse square were treated to the sounds of his baritone voice singing hymns and patriotic songs of the day. The hanging was set for noon. The mayor stated that it seemed like the whole town stood still and waited for the sheriff to trip the level that would silence the "Golden Voice." The current old jail building was built during the depression, and today it is the location of the Jasper County Historical Commission. The old jail houses historical records for Jasper County and is open to the public Tuesdays - Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m.