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 Courthouse
P.O. Box 1149
Ridgeland, SC 29936
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Does anyone have information on origins of Jacob Metzger family in Purrysburg SC around year 1740, later moving to Ebenezer GA?
Cities and towns of Jasper County:
Ridgeland (County Seat)
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New development to mean Jasper County jobs
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. â A large new development on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., is expected to mean thousands of jobs for Jasper County. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports (http://bit.ly/1hhsZIR) ground was …
Jasper County Deputies search for suspect in murder
RIDGELAND, SC- Authorities in Jasper County are searching for a man wanted in connection with Tuesday's murder on Henry Lawton Road, in the Fordsville community. The shooting leaves a Lowcountry family mourning and demanding answers. They are …
Man sought in Tuesday shooting death in Ridgeland
Jobless rates in Beaufort, Jasper counties in SC edge upward
Savannah Morning News
From February to March of this year, Beaufort County's unemployment rate increased from 4.6 percent to 4.8 percent, while Jasper County's rate grew from 4.5 percent to 4.7. âSouth Carolina has seen 10 consecutive months of a declining unemployment rate.
State, county leaders press runway project at S.C. Capitol
If Jasper County can get it done, the extension of the Ridgeland Airport runway would be the most significant investment of its kind since 1990's Orangeburg project, according to the S.C. Aeronautics Commission. The county airport is one of only a few …
SC agency rolls out iClaim app for jobless
Beaufort and Jasper counties edged upward from February to March, but remain far below the state level. Beaufort County's unemployment rate rose from 4.6 percent to 4.8 percent, while Jasper County's rate increased from 4.5 percent to 4.7. Comment.
Ridgeland man guilty in 2013 shooting
He nearly died at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and was taken by helicopter to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for more treatment. "That injury not only could have killed him, but it changed his entire life," said assistant …