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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?


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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Jasper County sheriff to address recent crime – WTOC

Jasper County sheriff to address recent crime
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – Jasper County Sheriff Gregory Jenkins is holding a press conference Thursday to discuss the string of violent crime in the county. This is exactly what the public has been asking for. Last week, Jasper County had three shootings




3 men killed in Jasper County shootings since Tuesday – Hilton Head Island Packet


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3 men killed in Jasper County shootings since Tuesday
Hilton Head Island Packet
Three men were shot and killed in separate incidents this week in Jasper County, according to Coroner Martin Sauls. It was not clear Thursday whether the three shooting deaths were related. Sauls said late Thursday that the S.C. Law Enforcement
Authorities investigate 3 Jasper County shootingsThe State
Jasper County Community Reacts to Three Murders in One Week – Local news WSAV-TV
Residents talk about three fatal Jasper County shootingsWJCL News

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Legislator: SC Supreme Court ruling should improve Jasper County schools – Hilton Head Island Packet

Legislator: SC Supreme Court ruling should improve Jasper County schools
Hilton Head Island Packet
But even that is not being met in the Jasper County School District, which received its third consecutive "F" grade on federal report cards this year, according to state Rep. Bill Herbkersman. He hopes, however, that the S.C. Supreme Court's ruling
SC Supreme Court backs schools in funding disputeGSA Business
Jasper County parents happy after district lawsuit against state returnedWTOC

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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott visits Jasper County – WTOC


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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott visits Jasper County
WTOC
“South Carolina is probably the still the epicenter of activity that proves that we can make things,” said Scott. “Whether it's MTU making massive engines for Istaeli Army vehicles, whether it's Boening, Bridgestone, Continental; you name it, we got it
Tim Scott in Lowcountry meeting with local leadersThe State

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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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Jasper County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting – WTOC


Anderson Independent Mail
Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal shooting
WTOC
The suspect was contacted by law enforcement and agreed to turn himself in. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office, along with SLED, is currently conducting a thorough investigation. The suspect's name is being withheld while the incident is under
Jasper County Sheriff's Office Investigating Sunday Shooting IncidentWSAV-TV
Man shot to death in Jasper CountyAnderson Independent Mail

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