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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

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Jasper County from the Forum:

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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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Jasper County road could honor S.C. State founder – Savannah Morning News

Jasper County road could honor S.C. State founder
Savannah Morning News
The S.C. Senate has already approved the resolution, S. 461, asking the Department of Transportation to put up signs for “Thomas E. Miller Boulevard” to mark U.S. 17 in Jasper County from its intersection with Crowfield Road to its intersection with
Part of U.S. 17 could honor S.C. State founderBluffton Today
Driver killed in wreck, state troopers urge to pass with cautionWJCL News

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S.C. plan ignores harbor deepening, bi-state port, Jasper County warns – Bluffton Today

S.C. plan ignores harbor deepening, bi-state port, Jasper County warns
Bluffton Today
COLUMBIA — Laboring for the third time in recent years to prepare for Jasper County's growth, county leaders are pressing state officials to reconsider a decision to remove a bridge over a dormant rail corridor. The newest concern surrounds the South …




Victim identified in fatal Jasper County crash – WJCL News


WJCL News
Victim identified in fatal Jasper County crash
WJCL News
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WJCL) — Officials have identified the victim in a fatal accident that happened in Jasper County on Saturday. The coroner told WJCL News that Maurice L. Doe, 33, of Hardeeville was the driver of a vehicle that left I-95 at about 3
Driver in deadly I-95 wreck Saturday identified as 33-year-old localHilton Head Island Packet

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Jasper County roadway may honor SC State University founder – Bluffton Today

Jasper County roadway may honor SC State University founder
Bluffton Today
A stretch of Jasper County may honor the founder of South Carolina State University, if Jasper County's state lawmakers approve. The S.C. Senate has already approved the resolution, S. 461, asking the Department of Transportation to put up signs for …




S.C. pulling bridge over inactive rail corridor in Jasper County – Bluffton Today

S.C. pulling bridge over inactive rail corridor in Jasper County
Bluffton Today
COLUMBIA — Reinforcing the demise of a dormant rail corridor in Jasper County, state transportation officials are preparing to remove the bridge overhead. The work is slated for the existing bridge over CSX Railroad on Speedway Boulevard, also known

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Vandals damage new home for elderly SC woman – WJCL News


WJCL News
Vandals damage new home for elderly SC woman
WJCL News
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WJCL) — A community effort to rebuild a Jasper home that was destroyed by fire a year ago, came to a halt recently when the residence was struck by vandals. WJCL spoke with the pastor that lead the effort to give former Jasper …
Vandalism strikes new home for former Jasper County teacherHilton Head Island Packet

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