South Carolina: Jasper County

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.

He died in the Siege of Savannah in 1779.

The county seat of Jasper County is Ridgeland (pop. 4,036).

Church of the Holy Trinity, Ridgeland (1858)

Jasper County has had the same courthouse since the county was created in 1912.

In the Colonial Revival style

The town of Hardeeville (pop. 2,952), close to the Georgia border, had its population grow by 65% from 2000 to 2010.

LIfe-size elephants outside Papa Joe’s Fireworks

The county’s pre-Civil War churches include the Gillisonville Baptist Church (1838).

Greek Revival style


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