Jasper County

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


Created:  January 30, 1912

County Seat: 

Ridgeland  1912 – present


County Courthouse – Ridgeland 


Location:  305 Russell Street / 2nd Avenue

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Colonial Revival

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 building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Ridgeland. The building has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns with a pediment above. There is a white colored horizontal band above the second story windows.


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.


History:  The present courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.



N – Hampton County

E – Beaufort County

S – Atlantic Ocean and Chatham County, Georgia

W – Chatham County, Georgia and Effingham County, Georgia





County Courthouse – Ridgeland













Photos taken 2008