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Jasper County, South Carolina Facts

Jasper County

When was Jasper County, SC Created?
Jasper County was established on January 30, 1912 from Beaufort County and Hampton County. The county was named in honor of William Jasper, Revolutionary War sergeant .

What is the County Seat of Jasper County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in Ridgeland plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Jasper County, SC?
Bordering counties are Hampton County (north), Beaufort County (east), Chatham County, Georgia (south), Effingham County, Georgia (west).

What cities and towns are in Jasper County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Hardeeville, Ridgeland.

Jasper County, SC Vital Records

Where can find Jasper County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jasper County vital records can be found at the South Carolina Department of Health has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Carolina for current fees and application process.

Jasper County Health Department has birth and death records from January 01, 1915. Marriage records prior to 1950 are available from the Probate Court office. Divorce records since April 1949 are available from the County Clerk's office. There were no South Carolina birth or Death "certificates" before January 01, 1915

You can search online for Jasper County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for South Carolina Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Jasper County, SC Census Records

What Jasper County, SC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

Jasper County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Jasper County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Jasper County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Jasper County. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county.

  • Jasper County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 305 Russell St., Ridgeland, SC 29936
  • Jasper County Register of Deeds  records and maintain deeds, mortgages, plats, state and federal tax liens, mechanics liens, uniform commercial code filings, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to real estate transactions.
    • Address: 358 Third Ave., Ridgeland, SC 29936
    • Phone: 843-717-3615
    • Land Records: 1912
  • Jasper County Clerk of Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments.
    • Phone: 843-726-7718
    • Marriage Records: 1912 
    • Probate Records: 1912
  • Jasper County Clerk of Court is divided into General Sessions (Criminal) and Common Pleas (Civil) Court. The Circuit Court is a formal court of record. The Clerk of Court is also responsible for Family Court which handles juvenile and domestic cases.
    • Address: 265 Russell Street, Ridgeland, SC 29936
    • Phone: 843-726-7710
    • Court Records: 1912
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Jasper County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Jasper County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jasper County, SC?
A list of Jasper County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Jasper County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Jasper County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Jasper County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Jasper Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jasper Co. SC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Jasper Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jasper Co. SC General and History Websites

Jasper Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Jasper Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jasper Co. SC Military Records

Jasper Co. SC Schools & Directories

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