Jasper County, South Carolina Genealogy
|Jasper County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
|Founded||January 30, 1912|
- 1 Quick Dates
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 5.1 Research Guides
- 5.2 African Americans
- 5.3 Cemeteries
- 5.4 Census
- 5.5 Church
- 5.6 Court
- 5.7 DNA
- 5.8 Genealogy
- 5.9 Land
- 5.10 Local Histories
- 5.11 Maps
- 5.12 Migration
- 5.13 Military
- 5.14 Newspapers
- 5.15 Periodicals
- 5.16 Probate
- 5.17 Taxation
- 5.18 Vital Records
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Family History Centers
- 8 Web Sites
- 9 References
Jasper County's civil records start the following years:
Jasper County Courthouse
305 Russell St.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Register of Deeds
358 Third Ave.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Clerk of Court
265 Russell Street
Ridgeland, SC 29936
P.O. Box 1028
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Probate and marriage records
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
HistoryWilliam Jasper (c1750-1779).
"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. The maps rely on AniMap 3.0 software.
|Bashan||Hugers Settlement (hist.)||Myers (hist.)||Purysburgh Landing|
|General Hamiltons Settlement (hist.)||Levy||Okatie||Robertville|
|Gilmania||Mill Stone Landing||Pineland||Tarboro|
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Jasper County, available online, courtesy: South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
|Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.|
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.
Church of England
See also St. Luke's Parish
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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]
Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Learn more.
- Jasper County, SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board (Ancestry)
- Jasper County, SC Genealogy Forum (GenForum)
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.
- Perry, Grace Fox. Moving Finger of Jasper. unknown: unknown, 1952. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Todd, John Reynard and Francis M. Huston. Prince William's Parish and Plantations. ( Richmond [Virginia] : Garrett & Massie, c1935), 265 pages. Written with the idea of tracing, as briefly and accurately as possible, the physical development and transition of the Prince William's Parish secion of South Carolina from the earliest days of settlement to the present. Book found at FHL 975.79 H2t and Other Libraries.
Early migration routes in Jasper County for European settlers included:
- "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.
The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Jasper County, South Carolina on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.
- Jasper County Record (Ridgeland, S.C.) 1924-1951.
- The Beaufort-Jasper News (Beaufort, S.C.) 1939-1939.
- The Jasper Herald (Ridgeland, Jasper County, S.C.) 1911-1919.
Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:
- Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Ridgeland South Carolina
Grays HWY (278 West)
Ridgeland, Jasper, South Carolina, United States
Hours: Monday - Saturday by appt. Wed. evening 6-8PM
- Jasper County, SCGenWeb
- Family History Library Catalog
- Jasper County, South Carolina Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).