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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

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Jasper County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Jasper County, SC Forum for Queries

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Jasper County from the Forum:

South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Jasper Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics

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

“jasper county” sc – Google News

Overturned semi-truck slows traffic in Jasper Co. – WJCL News


WJCL News
Overturned semi-truck slows traffic in Jasper Co.
WJCL News
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WJCL) — An overturned semi-truck is still causing traffic delays along Highway 17 in Jasper County. A trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol told WJCL they are still working to clear the accident that happened at about 7
2 seriously injured in US 17 tractor trailer collisionHilton Head Island Packet

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Stacked Decks In Jasper County – FITSNews

Stacked Decks In Jasper County
FITSNews
Anyway, this week one of the primary architects of this dysfunction – S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney – sent out an email to the Rev. Joseph Darby, an influential Lowcountry religious leader and NAACP official. The purpose of Pinckney's missive? To
Jasper County holds first of three redistricting meetingsWTOC
Outside input irks Jasper County school officials, residentsHilton Head Island Packet
Jasper County Leaders discuss re-drawing school districtsWJCL News

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Wreck closes US Hwy 17 near Talmadge Bridge in Jasper County – WTOC

Wreck closes US Hwy 17 near Talmadge Bridge in Jasper County
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – South Carolina Highway Patrol and emergency crews are working a crash on US Highway 17 near the Talmadge Bridge on the South Carolina side in Jasper County. The crash caused a semi to overturn, spilling wood chips all …




Funding approved for U.S. 17 widening in Jasper County – Savannah Morning News

Funding approved for U.S. 17 widening in Jasper County
Savannah Morning News
Plans have finally been approved to widen a four-mile stretch of U.S. 17 from two lanes to four from the Georgia state line to S.C. 315 in Jasper County. At an Oct. 23 transportation committee meeting held at the Lowcountry Council of Governments




UPDATE: Savannah man killed in 3-vehicle wreck near Beaufort-Jasper county … – Bluffton Today


Hilton Head Island Packet
UPDATE: Savannah man killed in 3-vehicle wreck near Beaufort-Jasper county
Bluffton Today
A Savannah man was killed, and two others injured Tuesday in a three-vehicle wreck at the New River Bridge in Jasper County, near the Beaufort County line, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol and Jasper County coroner. Henry Sherwin Prescott IV, 25, …
Victim in deadly wreck near Beaufort County line identified as Savannah man, 25Hilton Head Island Packet

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New Jasper County District building debate – WTOC

New Jasper County District building debate
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – Despite some opposition, Jasper County School officials are moving forward with plans to renovate the old Ridgeland Middle School on Bees Creek Road and turn it into the new district building. "I'm on the fence as to whether or …

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