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Jasper County Genealogy




Jasper County was formed in 1912 from Beaufort County and Hampton County. The County was named for a Revolutionary War Sergeant William Jasper. Ridgeland is the county seat. Before colonization, the Coosaw and Yemassee Indians made this area home. Purrysburgh was settled here in 1732 by German Swiss immigrants led by John Pierre Purry. This settlement on the Savannah River did not survive. There were rice plantations in this county which later have been converted into a nature preserve, the Savannah Natural Wildlife Refuge. The Civil War saw a confederate victory here in 1864 in the battle of Honey Hill. A signer of the Declaration of Independence was from this area, Thomas Heyward, Jr.

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Jasper County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1149
County Courthouse
Ridgeland, SC 29936

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USGS listing of cemeteries in Jasper County

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Jasper County, SC Forum for Queries

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ammaner on “Metzger family”

Hello
Does anyone have information on origins of Jacob Metzger family in Purrysburg SC around year 1740, later moving to Ebenezer GA?


Jasper County, SC at genforum

Cities and towns of Jasper County:

Bellinger
Coosawatchie
Harbville
Hardeeville
Limehouse
Pineland
Purysburgh
Ridgeland (County Seat)
Tarboro
Tillman

News related to Jasper County, SC

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Colleton County candidates in a runoff for SC Senate – Jasper County Sun Times


Jasper County Sun Times
Colleton County candidates in a runoff for SC Senate
Jasper County Sun Times
Fernandez, of Jasper County, is a businessman and a minister, according to his candidate filings. He put in $500 of his own money, loaned his campaign $1,000, and collected one contribution totaling $135 from a donor listed as a Hardeeville retiree.
Runoff to be held in SC Senate 45 Democratic PrimaryHampton County Guardian
South Carolina Senate Dist. 45 primary voter turnoutLive 5 News
District 45 special election: Catching up with voters in Jasper CountyHilton Head Island Packet

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Victims, suspect named after Jasper County double homicide – WJCL News


WJCL News
Victims, suspect named after Jasper County double homicide
WJCL News
JASPER COUNTY S.C. (WJCL) — Twenty-year-old Joshua Poacher was arrested Monday morning and charged with the murders of an elderly couple who was shot and killed inside a hotel room in a Jasper County Best Western. The 6-foot-1 suspect lives in …
Jasper County Double Murder: Suspect ArrestedFITSNews
Yemassee man arrested, charged with double murder in Jasper Co.WTOC
Yemassee man charged in double homicideJasper County Sun Times
Hilton Head Island Packet -SCNow -WSAV-TV
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SC Senate may gain a second woman – Jasper County Sun Times


Jasper County Sun Times
SC Senate may gain a second woman
Jasper County Sun Times
Matthews' closest fundraising rival, Hodges, received contributions from Jasper County School District Superintendent Vashti Washington, who gave $200, Phil Noble, president of the SC New Democrats, who gave $200, and $1,000 from Frank Holleman, …

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Game-changing Jasper port finally has a timeline – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Game-changing Jasper port finally has a timeline
Hilton Head Island Packet
We made a good team." Last month, leaders from the port's Joint Project Office, Jasper County, and the South Carolina and Georgia ports authorities agreed to a new plan to begin the lengthy, eight-year federal permitting process by October, Davis said.




Door closed on tapping SC wood waste? – Jasper County Sun Times

Door closed on tapping SC wood waste?
Jasper County Sun Times
COLUMBIA — A biofuels company that has been sizing up South Carolina's wood waste potential has “no active plans” to locate a biofuels operation in the state. The statement last week comes after months of exploration by Colorado-based Red Rock …

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Jasper County residents hold community event against violence – Live 5 News

Jasper County residents hold community event against violence
Live 5 News
Violent crime has made a powerful and painful impact on a number of families in Jasper County. The county has experienced six homicides so far this year, but some people there are trying to unite the community and bring and end to the violence. The

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