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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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Query Forums

Jasper County, SC Forum for Queries

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

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

Archaeologists want to recover lost story of Purrysburg’s Revolutionary War … – SCNow

Archaeologists want to recover lost story of Purrysburg's Revolutionary War
SCNow
Both the Lamar Institute in Savannah and the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust in Charleston have studied scores of primary documents and will present some of their initial findings and project plans for Purrysburg at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the

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Complaint filed against Jasper County School District – WTOC

Complaint filed against Jasper County School District
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center has filed a complaint with the State Department of Education accusing the Jasper County School District of denying special education services to disabled students, violating the …




Complaints filed against Jasper County School District – WTOC

Complaints filed against Jasper County School District
WTOC
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) – The South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center filed a complaint on Tuesday against the Jasper County School District for denying students with disabilities to special education services. SC Appleseed said students were …
Jasper County Schools Accused Of Mistreating Disabled StudentsFITSNews
Jasper County School District facing legal action for discriminationSCNow
Jasper schools mistreat disabled students, advocacy group saysHilton Head Island Packet

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Groundbreaking held for Jasper County industrial building – Business In Savannah

Groundbreaking held for Jasper County industrial building
Business In Savannah
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. — Jasper County is one step closer to bringing in new businesses and jobs. SouthernCarolina Alliance and Gordon Construction, Inc. had a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon for a new industrial building at PointSouth …

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Study: Savannah River has room for Ga., SC to build new port – The Tand D.com

Study: Savannah River has room for Ga., SC to build new port
The Tand D.com
For years, the neighboring states have worked slowly toward building a jointly owned, $3 billion shipping terminal on 1,500 acres in Jasper County, South Carolina, just across the river from Savannah. The South Carolina delegation had been reluctant to …

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Construction phase begins on Savannah Harbor expansion – The State


The State
Construction phase begins on Savannah Harbor expansion
The State
The $706-million project to allow larger and heavier container ships into the port is expected to force more saltwater upstream, threatening freshwater marsh in Georgia and South Carolina's Jasper County. While the Georgia Ports Authority had several

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