Jasper County, South Carolina Genealogy

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Template:South Carolina-stubUnited States  Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Jasper County
County in South Carolina Lowcountry.

Jasper County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Jasper County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Founded January 30, 1912
County Seat Ridgeland

Quick Dates

Jasper County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915  1912  1915  1920  1912    1912

County Courthouse

Jasper Courthouse

Jasper County Courthouse
305 Russell St.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7728

Register of Deeds
358 Third Ave.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-717-3615
Land records

Clerk of Court
265 Russell Street
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7710
Court records

Probate Court
P.O. Box 1028
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7718
Probate and marriage records

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday


Monument to William Jasper at Savannah, Georgia
The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779).[1]

Parent County

1912--Jasper County was created 30 January 1912 from Beaufort and Hampton Counties.
County seat:  Ridgeland [2]

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Baker Hill Hardeeville Murad Purysburgh
Bashan Hugers Settlement (hist.) Myers (hist.) Purysburgh Landing
Coosawhatchie Jasper Nevadum Ricetown
Deerfield Kress New Landing Ridgeland
General Hamiltons Settlement (hist.) Levy Okatie Robertville
Gillisonville Limehouse Old House Switzerland
Gilmania Mill Stone Landing Pineland Tarboro
Grahamville Mitchellville Pocotaligo Tillman
Grays Morgan Possum Corner

Neighboring Counties

Beaufort | Chatham County, Georgia | Effingham County, Georgia | Hampton


Research Guides

African Americans

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Jasper County in S.C. Cemetery Project, courtesy: South Carolina Genealogical Society. List of cemeteries in the county.


1920 and 1930 federal population schedules of Jasper County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ridgeland



Template:DNA DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Charleston County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]


As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Jasper, South Carolina at World Connect, produces more than 800 results.

Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Gotoarrow.png Learn more.

Message Boards



Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification.  All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

Local Histories

  • Perry, Grace Fox. Moving Finger of Jasper. unknown: unknown, 1952. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



Revolutionary War
  • "Head Quarters muster roll, 1779," Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin, Fall 1970, Volume 7, Issue 2. Carolinas Genealogical Society : Monroe, NC. FHL Collection Book 975 B2c.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Jasper County, South Carolina


  1. "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).