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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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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

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
BRIEF: Driver killed in New River Bridge wreck entered wrong laneThe State

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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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Solicitor: Domestic violence cases decline in Jasper County – Savannah Morning News

Solicitor: Domestic violence cases decline in Jasper County
Savannah Morning News
South Carolina ranks second in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men — 2.06 per 100,000 — according to the Violence Policy Center. There were 92 domestic violence cases prosecuted last year in Jasper County and 83 in 2012, according to the …




Summit focuses on Jasper County roads repairs – Savannah Morning News

Summit focuses on Jasper County roads repairs
Savannah Morning News
“I've represented Jasper County now for a couple years and first and foremost, we need to do something about Highway 17,” Davis said. “When you come in off the Talmadge Bridge from Savannah into South Carolina, that two-lane road of 17 stretch on out …




Federal report cards released for Beaufort and Jasper School districts – WJCL News


WJCL News
Federal report cards released for Beaufort and Jasper School districts
WJCL News
BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WJCL) — Federal report cards are in for school districts across the Palmetto state and both Jasper and Beaufort counties are moving in the right direction. But results show there's still some room for improvement. “I knew when I
Lowcountry school districts show improvement on 2014 Federal Report CardWTOC
Beaufort County schools maintain 'B' grade on federal report cardThe State

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Jasper County man charged with killing brother – Charleston Post Courier


WJCL News
Jasper County man charged with killing brother
Charleston Post Courier
RIDGELAND, S.C. – State agents say a 30-year-old Ridgeland man killed his brother after an argument this week at a Jasper County home. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release that Nathaniel Wright was charged Thursday with murder.
Man charged with killing brother in RidgelandWTOC
Ridgeland man charged with brother's murderThe State
1 person dead in Ridgeland shooting, suspect in custodyHilton Head Island Packet
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