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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

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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

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Woman speaks after Jasper County home fire – WTOC

Woman speaks after Jasper County home fire
WTOC
WTOC spoke to the woman from Jasper County whose house went up in flames last Wednesday. Fire crews spent hours trying to get the fire out, but they weren't able to save the house. Fire officials said the cause of the fire was electrical. Almeta




Jasper County native, school board member Cathy Gardner dies – The State

Jasper County native, school board member Cathy Gardner dies
The State
She once served as the director of the S.C. First Steps program in Jasper County, which works to prepare children for school by providing health screenings and educational resources. Her husband, James Gardner, died in September at age 60. He was a …

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Jasper County Schools ready to go back – WTOC

Jasper County Schools ready to go back
WTOC
The Jasper County School District held its annual district wide assembly at Magnolia Hall in Sun City on Thursday. This is the district's way of getting teachers and staff ready for the busy year ahead. A couple of teachers were also recognized for

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Jasper County eyes new ordinance to address metal thefts – WJCL News

Jasper County eyes new ordinance to address metal thefts
WJCL News
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WJCL) – A proposed new ordinance by the Jasper County Council could make metal thefts a much more complicated process for potential thieves. The ordinance was proposed at a recent county council meeting to address a recent …




DSS finishes Jasper Co. daycare investigation – WTOC

DSS finishes Jasper Co. daycare investigation
WTOC
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is still investigating, so they declined an interview at this time. The sheriff's office does have the report from DSS, and the sheriff said he hopes to wrap things up very soon. According to South Carolina state law




Class Action – Al Jazeera America


Al Jazeera America
Class Action
Al Jazeera America
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. – Raw sewage coming up through floor drains after heavy rains. Ceilings falling in. A venomous snake slithering into the school from a nearby swamp. A decade ago, the conditions in Jasper County schools laid out in the 2005 …


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