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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

Man injured, truck totaled as he helps woman escape Jasper County kidnapper – The State


The State
Man injured, truck totaled as he helps woman escape Jasper County kidnapper
The State
JASPER COUNTY, SC A man who rescued a woman kidnapped in Estill on Tuesday was chased by the woman's kidnapper until he was forced into a road sign in front of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, according to a report from WTOC. Avery Jones was …
Domestic disturbance leads to kidnapping in RidgelandWJCL News
Domestic dispute in Estill leads to kidnappingWSAV-TV

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Buckle up South Carolina – Jasper County Sun Times

Buckle up South Carolina
Jasper County Sun Times
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office will be enforcing seat belt and child restraint safety laws during the 2015 Memorial Day Buckle Up South Carolina Campaign May 18-May 31. The JCSO will partner with S.C. Department of Public Safety and other law …




Jasper County School District ordered to alter discipline procedures after … – WTOC


Hilton Head Island Packet
Jasper County School District ordered to alter discipline procedures after
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – The Jasper County School District has been ordered to alter its discipline procedures after an investigation found special education students were wrongly denied services. In January the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice …
New chance for special-needs students once subject to expulsion in Jasper Hilton Head Island Packet

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Jasper County officials announce 5 new tanker trucks – Live 5 News

Jasper County officials announce 5 new tanker trucks
Live 5 News
… not only responding to a structure on fire, but you never know there could be people inside, there's lives at stake, so you're increasing a level of protection that in some instances is actually priceless," said Jasper County Council Vice Chairman

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Jasper man sentenced to nine years for Hilton Head burglary – WJCL News


WJCL News
Jasper man sentenced to nine years for Hilton Head burglary
WJCL News
BEAUFORT, S.C. (WJCL) — A Jasper County man was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for burglarizing a Hilton Head Island landscaping company in 2012. Following a two-day trial, a jury found Darrell Heyward, 49, of Ridgeland, guilty of stealing …




Data shows top employers, jobs in Beaufort and Jasper counties – Business In Savannah

Data shows top employers, jobs in Beaufort and Jasper counties
Business In Savannah
Nationally, the unemployment rate dipped from 5.5 to 5.4 percent, while South Carolina's rate stayed at 6.7 percent from March to April. Beaufort County rose from 5.6 to 5.8 percent and Jasper County dropped from 5.4 to 5.3 percent. The state

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