Jasper County

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Jasper County is named for William Jasper, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hampton County

E – Beaufort County

S – Atlantic Ocean and Chatham County, Georgia

W – Chatham County, Georgia and Effingham County, Georgia


Created:  January 30, 1912                    Map of South Carolina highlighting Jasper County

County Seat: 

Ridgeland  1912 – present


County Courthouse – Ridgeland 


Location:  265 Russell Street / 3rd Avenue

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  William Augustus Edwards of Darlington

Contractor:  C V York


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick, concrete, iron and wood structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Ridgeland. The building has a large portico supported by four large white colored Ionic columns with a pediment above. There is a white colored horizontal band above the second story windows. The roof is hipped with gables on the north and south. In the interior, the first story has a cross-hallway plan dividing the space into four quadrants. At the north side is a double-run stair which ascends to the second story where the large courtroom occupies most of the floor space. Behind the judge’s bench is a tabernacle frame rising to a pediment. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County Family Court and County Probate Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit. On the west side is the County Government Building.


See:  The architect William August Edwards designed other courthouses in Abbeville CountyCalhoun County,  Darlington County (former), Dillon CountyJasper CountyKershaw County (former), Lee County, Sumter County and York County.


See:  The 14th Judicial Circuit includes Allendale CountyBeaufort CountyColleton County and Hampton County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Jasper County Courthouse


History:  The county was created in 1912 and Ridgeland was selected as the county seat. The present courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.




County Courthouse – Ridgeland













Photos taken 2008