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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

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Jasper County, SC Forum for Queries

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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

Two Yemassee men charged with Arson, burglary – The State

Two Yemassee men charged with Arson, burglary
The State
JASPER COUNTY, SC — Two men were arrested and charged in connection with three separate arson incidents that took place in March, July and September in Yemassee. Christopher Lamount Williams, 22, confessed to breaking into and setting fire to the …




2 arrested in 3 suspicious fires – Jaspercountysun


Hilton Head Island Packet
2 arrested in 3 suspicious fires
Jaspercountysun
South Carolina Law Enforcement (SLED) agents arrested and charged two Yemassee men in connection with area fires in March, July, and September. … SLED investigated the cases at the request of the Hampton and Jasper County Sheriff's Departments.
Firefighter Suspects in S.C. Fire Station Arson Charged in Other FiresFirehouse.com
Two Yemassee men charged with setting firesLive 5 News
Suspects in Yemassee fire station arson charged in other area firesHilton Head Island Packet

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Jasper County, S.C., accepts same-sex marriage licenses – Savannah Morning News

Jasper County, S.C., accepts same-sex marriage licenses
Savannah Morning News
Same-sex couples in South Carolina are eligible to apply for marriage licenses for the first time, and Monday afternoon two men from Savannah became the first couple to apply for a license in Jasper County. At around 12:45 p.m., at the Jasper County …

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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




500 new HIV cases identified in SC each year – Jaspercountysun

500 new HIV cases identified in SC each year
Jaspercountysun
Nearly 16,000 people in South Carolina are suffering from HIV, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said on Monday, World AIDS Day. "We strongly encourage everyone to learn their status by being tested for HIV," said Janet Tapp, …

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Sunday beer, wine sales ramping up in Jasper County – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Sunday beer, wine sales ramping up in Jasper County
Hilton Head Island Packet
7, two days after the S.C. Department of Revenue issued the store its new permit allowing alcohol sales seven days a week, but the store hasn't had a swell of customers on Sundays yet, store manager Jared Worley said. Almost 64 percent of voters

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