Jasper County (pop. 24,777), the southernmost county in South Carolina, is adjacent to Georgia and just a few miles from Savannah.
It’s one of eight Jasper counties in the U.S., all named for Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Jasper, a German immigrant and South Carolinian.
The county seat of Jasper County is Ridgeland (pop. 4,036).
Jasper County has had the same courthouse since the county was created in 1912.
The town of Hardeeville (pop. 2,952), close to the Georgia border, had its population grow by 65% from 2000 to 2010.
The county’s pre-Civil War churches include the Gillisonville Baptist Church (1838).
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