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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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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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Man shot to death in Jasper County – Hilton Head Island Packet


Anderson Independent Mail
Man shot to death in Jasper County
Hilton Head Island Packet
RIDGELAND, S.C. — A Ridgeland man has died after he was shot during a gunfight with another man in Jasper County. Multiple media outlets reported the shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Pineland. A sheriff's news release said 20-year-old Adrian …
Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal shootingWTOC

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Jasper County kicks off Backpack Buddies program – WTOC

Jasper County kicks off Backpack Buddies program
WTOC
… and willing to learn with the help of this kind of program," Vice Chair of Backpack Buddies Rodney Brown said. Backpack Buddies is accepting cash and food donations. Donations to Backpack Buddies can be sent to P.O. Box 1930, Ridgeland, SC, 29936.




Fugitive from High Speed Chase Arrested in Jasper County – WSAV-TV


Hilton Head Island Packet
Fugitive from High Speed Chase Arrested in Jasper County
WSAV-TV
The vehicle was believed to be en route to Jasper County from Savannah, Ga. Investigators from the above mentioned agencies came into contact with this vehicle once it crossed the State line. There officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on I-95
Three nabbed in multi-agency chase, manhuntWJCL News
Walterboro man robbed at gun pointWTOC
Man convicted in Burton armed robbery captured after high-speed chaseHilton Head Island Packet

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Palmetto State: “Public Education” At Work! – FITSNews

Palmetto State: “Public Education” At Work!
FITSNews
By FITSNews || This website has provided extensive coverage of the unmitigated disaster that is the Jasper County (S.C.) school district. For those of you keeping score at home, Jasper County is the worst-performing government-run school district in

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Jasper County native, school board member Cathy Gardner dies – Hilton Head Island Packet

Jasper County native, school board member Cathy Gardner dies
Hilton Head Island Packet
She once served as the director of the S.C. First Steps program in Jasper County, which works to prepare children for school by providing health screenings and educational resources. Her husband, James Gardner, died in September at age 60. He was a …

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Jasper County plantation employees plead guilty to killing dozens of owls, hawks – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Jasper County plantation employees plead guilty to killing dozens of owls, hawks
Hilton Head Island Packet
There was no evidence that the owners of the private plantation, Florida businessmen Bruce Anderson and Patrick Welsh, were involved in the illegal trapping, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined. Mackay …
3 sentenced in SC for killing hawks and owlsThe State
Men Sentenced for Trapping and Killing Owls, HawksWLTX.com
Raptors slaughtered to protect Jasper County plantation game quailCharleston Post Courier
The Republic -WSAV-TV
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