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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.

Jasper County SCGenweb site

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?


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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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17-year-old dies in crash on Highway 321 in Jasper County – Hilton Head Island Packet


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17-year-old dies in crash on Highway 321 in Jasper County
Hilton Head Island Packet
A woman died early Saturday following a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 321 in Jasper County, five miles north of Hardeeville. Savannah Holmes, 17, of Brunson, S.C. was on her way to work at McDonald's in Port Wentworth, Ga., when the crash occurred, …
Driver killed in Jasper County crashWSAV-TV
Single vehicle collision kills one in Jasper County on US 321Live 5 News

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Ridgeland man murdered; 2nd homicide for year in Jasper – WJCL News


WJCL News
Ridgeland man murdered; 2nd homicide for year in Jasper
WJCL News
RIDGELAND, S.C. (WJCL) — A passerby wouldn't find the scene of Monday night's murder unless she were looking hard for it. Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a narrow dirt road right off of Family Circle Drive after multiple neighbors …
Okatie man killed, another wounded in Jasper County shootingHilton Head Island Packet
Victim identified in Ridgeland murder investigation; another victim injuredLive 5 News
1 dead in shooting in Jasper Countyseattlepi.com

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Jasper County comes to Columbia: Politicking but less pointedly – Savannah Morning News

Jasper County comes to Columbia: Politicking but less pointedly
Savannah Morning News
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials from Jasper County Council, the town of Ridgeland, the city of Hardeeville, and others traveled to Columbia for the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce's annual Lowcountry boil luncheon on the State House grounds …




Jasper County tops state in long-distance commuters – Savannah Morning News

Jasper County tops state in long-distance commuters
Savannah Morning News
The county range for this group of solo, long-distance commuters in South Carolina is 21-53 percent, placing Jasper County at the top of the 46 counties. A few other counties come close: Colleton, Chester and Calhoun all have 51 percent, and Fairfield
Ranking could signal unhealthy future for JasperJasper County Sun Times

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Jasper County crash kills two, injures four – WSAV-TV

Jasper County crash kills two, injures four
WSAV-TV
The Ridgeland Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened on I-95 at mile marker 22 south bound on Thursday afternoon. There were four vehicles that collided, causing two deaths. Four others were injured, and three are in critical …

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Jasper County Bleeding Money On Lawyers, Credit Card – FITSNews

Jasper County Bleeding Money On Lawyers, Credit Card
FITSNews
Good question … we know nearly half a million dollars has gone to the district's legal fees over the last nine months, though (most of it to Columbia, S.C.-based law firm Childs and Halligan). And we know it's American Express bill for the month of


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