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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.

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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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Jasper County, SC Forum for Queries

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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: Husband charged with murder in fatal Jasper County shooting of … – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Update: Husband charged with murder in fatal Jasper County shooting of
Hilton Head Island Packet
It took about 40 minutes for the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and S.C. Law Enforcement Division to convince Tyrone Young, 45, of Okatie to calm down and turn himself in, Cooler said. Young has been charged with murder, attempted murder and possession …

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Search for Ridgeland murder suspect continues – WMBF

Search for Ridgeland murder suspect continues
WMBF
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division continue to search for a man they believe killed a 37-year-old man Sunday morning. A murder warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Rashad Battiste. According to the …

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Murder suspect arrested in Jasper County – WTOC

Murder suspect arrested in Jasper County
WTOC
Heyward is also a person of interest in an ongoing murder investigation being conducted by SLED and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and is currently on supervised release under the Youthful Offender Act stemming from attempted murder and cocaine …




Man shot to death in Jasper County – WSAV-TV

Man shot to death in Jasper County
WSAV-TV
Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls confirms one man was shot to death early on Sunday morning, on Oak Hill Road in Ridgeland. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were on the scene investigating the …




Slight majority in SC favors Confederate flag removal – Jasper County Sun Times


Raw Story
Slight majority in SC favors Confederate flag removal
Jasper County Sun Times
… re-opening an old wound; it's about mending one that never properly healed." Three other House lawmakers who make up the Jasper County legislative delegation, of which Pinckney, a Jasper County resident belonged, did not respond to the question.
S.C. Legislature takes steps to remove flag, as poll shows slight anti-flag Bluffton Today
South Carolina debates whether Confederate flag can fly during Clementa Raw Story
Slight majority favors moving battle flagThe Augusta Chronicle

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SC ETV will provide live coverage of Sen. Pinckney’s funeral – Jasper County Sun Times

SC ETV will provide live coverage of Sen. Pinckney's funeral
Jasper County Sun Times
South Carolina ETV will provide live coverage of the funeral of state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. The eulogy will be delivered by President Barack Obama. The funeral will broadcast live from the TD Arena at

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