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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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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 kicks off Backpack Buddies program – WTOC

Jasper County kicks off Backpack Buddies program
WTOC
The Antioch Educational Center and the Jasper County Rotary Club are teaming up this year to make sure 200 kids in Jasper County don't go hungry over the weekend. With Backpack buddies, kids take home a book bag filled with nutritious food every Friday …




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 Parent: School Bus Fight Put Child in Danger – WSAV-TV

Jasper County Parent: School Bus Fight Put Child in Danger
WSAV-TV
Jasper County, S.C. – Only weeks into the school year, parents in the Lowcountry are hoping for change in the Jasper County School District, as far as school buses go. Parents say fighting on board is getting out of control. Now, one parent is hoping




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 Plantation Employees Charged With Killing Protected Hawks, Owls – WCBD

Jasper County Plantation Employees Charged With Killing Protected Hawks, Owls
WCBD
“Hopefully, other people will both, first of all, if there are people who aren't sure of what the law is, they will know that there are laws protecting these species whether they're on private property or public lands, as well as saying that South




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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