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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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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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Victim identified in Jasper County shooting – WJCL News


WJCL News
Victim identified in Jasper County shooting
WJCL News
TILLMAN, S.C. (WJCL) — Jasper County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) investigators are attempting to get to the bottom of a Sunday night shooting that killed one man. Just before 10 p.m., members of the JCSO responded to the area of Tillman Road and Wagon …
UPDATE: Jasper County Shooting Victim IdentifiedWSAV-TV
Homicide investigation underway in Jasper CountyThe State
Authorities investigate homicide near RidgelandSCNow

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Appeal to decide credit-selling plan in Jasper County wetlands – Hilton Head Island Packet

Appeal to decide credit-selling plan in Jasper County wetlands
Hilton Head Island Packet
While a 2013 federal lawsuit to block the mitigation bank was dismissed in July, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League appealed the decision, represented by the nonprofit South Carolina Environmental Law Project. The group argues the project …

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Celebrate Jasper County Black History – Savannah Morning News

Celebrate Jasper County Black History
Savannah Morning News
Kathleen Snooks, educator, chairperson of the Jasper County Board of Education. First woman athletic director in S.C.. • John Bascomb (b. 1827) farmer, served in the SC House of Representatives (1870-1874). • Verna Garvin, Jasper County Treasurer …




Update: Beaufort, Jasper counties spared significant freezing rain – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Update: Beaufort, Jasper counties spared significant freezing rain
Hilton Head Island Packet
Beaufort and Jasper county public schools and Bridges Preparatory School canceled Tuesday classes ahead of the inclement weather. The rain was expected to mainly affect areas near and inland from U.S. 17, including Dale and Sheldon in Beaufort County …
PARENTS LOOK HERE: Weather related school and business closingsWTOC

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Hillary Clinton’s stumbles fuel Dem critics – WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Hillary Clinton's stumbles fuel Dem critics
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
asked one prominent Democratic state Senator in South Carolina who wished to remain anonymous. "It's time to … "This stuff feels kind of petty to me," said Cindy Pollard, a Clinton backer and vice-chairman of the Jasper County Democrats in Iowa

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Portion of Lowcountry interstate considered deadliest in South Carolina – WTOC

Portion of Lowcountry interstate considered deadliest in South Carolina
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – WTOC is learning why a portion of Interstate 95 in Jasper County is considered the deadliest stretch of the interstate in South Carolina. Local officials believe the trees in the median and on the right shoulder of the road are


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