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Historical Markers in Jasper County, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Jasper County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jasper County, SC (37) Beaufort County, SC (143) Hampton County, SC (25) Chatham County, GA (545) Effingham County, GA (29)  JasperCounty(37) Jasper County (37)  BeaufortCounty(143) Beaufort County (143)  HamptonCounty(25) Hampton County (25)  ChathamCountyGeorgia(545) Chatham County (545)  EffinghamCounty(29) Effingham County (29)
Ridgeland is the county seat for Jasper County
Adjacent to Jasper County, South Carolina
      Beaufort County (143)  
      Hampton County (25)  
      Chatham County, Georgia (545)  
      Effingham County, Georgia (29)  
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1 South Carolina, Jasper County, Coosawhatchie — Battle of Coosawhatchie
Coosawhatchie Jasper County, South Carolina Commanders: Colonels William Moultrie, John Laurens; Gen. Augustine Prevost Casualties: 3 Americans killed, 8 wounded "Despite the defeat at Port Royal Island, General Prevost was determined to . . . Map (db m16800) HM
2 South Carolina, Jasper County, Coosawhatchie — 27 18 — Coosawhatchie
(Front Side): Coosawhatchie, dating to the 1740s, was named for the Coosaw Tribe. At first it was little more than a store and inn built on the King's Highway by Henry De Saussure, a Huguenot settler from Purrysburg. By the 1760s, it was a . . . Map (db m4293) HM
3 South Carolina, Jasper County, Early Branch — 27-14 — Pine Level Baptist Church
(Text front) This church, organized on January 6, 1872 with Rev. M.H. Shuman as its first minister, held services in members' homes until a sanctuary, built in 1906 was built on this site between 1876 and 1881. A second sanctuary, built . . . Map (db m26371) HM
4 South Carolina, Jasper County, Gillisonville — 27-6 — Gillisonville
Shown on the 1820 Beaufort District map by Vignoles and Ravenel, Gillisonville had a free school by 1831, and a post office in 1840. The seat of Beaufort District from 1840 to 1860, Gillisonville was burned by General William T. Sherman's army on . . . Map (db m4674) HM
5 South Carolina, Jasper County, Gillisonville — 27-23 — Gillisonville Baptist Church
The Euhaw congregation constituted this ecclesiastical group 24 March 1832, naming it Coosawhatchie Baptist Church. The South Carolina Baptist Convention met at the church in December 1845 and unanimously voted to join the recently formed . . . Map (db m4673) HM
6 South Carolina, Jasper County, Grahamville — 27-2 — Battle of Honey Hill Reported missing
(Front Text): During this battle of Nov. 30, 1864, Confederate commander Charles J. Colock, by ordering that a nearby field of grass be set ablaze, delayed approaching Federal troops and gave the Confederates time to collect additional . . . Map (db m15780) HM
7 South Carolina, Jasper County, Grahamville — 27-12 — Euhaw Baptist Church
Established on Edisto Island about 1686 by Scotch dissenters, this is the second oldest Baptist organization in the South. For many years a branch of First Baptist Church in Charleston, Euhaw declared itself a separate church in 1745 . . . Map (db m8674) HM
8 South Carolina, Jasper County, Grahamville — Old House Plantation
Settled ca. 1740 by Daniel Heyward who built Tidal Mill, Textile Factory and export-import business on these grounds before his death in 1777. Original 500 acres King's Grant grew to 16,000 acres, all destroyed by fire ca. 1865Map (db m6414) HM
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9 South Carolina, Jasper County, Grahamville — 27-7 — Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr.1746-1809
Member of South Carolina Provincial Congress and Council of Safety and of Continental Congress. Signer of Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation and captain of militia at Battle of Port Royal and Siege of Charleston. Prisoner of . . . Map (db m6415) HM
10 South Carolina, Jasper County, Grays — 27-25 — Grays Consolidated High School
( Front text ) This school, built in 1927 and rebuilt in 1931, was one of many constructed in the late 1920s, as small rural one- or two-room schools were consolidated into elementary or high schools in towns and cities. Built on . . . Map (db m26370) HM
11 South Carolina, Jasper County, Grays — 27-21 — Oak Grove Baptist Church
(Front text) This church was organized in 1870 by Revs. John D. Nix, W.H. Shuman, and Jonas Trowell. F.J. Bryan and A.W. Crosby were its first deacons; Rev. Trowell became its first minister. This sanctuary, dedicated in 1871, was built on . . . Map (db m26166) HM
12 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Hardeeville United Methodist Church
Hardeeville Methodist Church was organized and founded prior to the Civil War. The present site was obtained in 1860 as a gift to the trustees from Margaret Saussy Jones. The present framed sanctuary was completed soon afterwards. Services have . . . Map (db m184376) HM
13 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Laurel Hill Plantation
Framed by three massive live oak trees, this grassy knoll was a home site on Laurel Hill Plantation before the Civil War. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge includes portions of 13 former rice plantations. Ten including Laurel Hill, were located in . . . Map (db m90078) HM
14 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Managing Water for WildlifeMoist Soil Management
Nearly three thousand acres of former rice fields are managed to benefit wildlife on Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge provides 18 impoundments (reservoirs) with nearly 50 miles of earthen dikes and a variety of trunks (floodgates). . . . Map (db m90080)
15 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — 27 9 — Narrow Gauge Locomotive No. 7
This woodburning steam locomotive with balloon smoke stack, was built by the H. K. Porter Company about 1910. It was used by Argent Lumber Company, a leading area employer established in 1916, to haul timber from forest to mill. In 1960 the . . . Map (db m4292) HM
16 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Plantation Cistern
This small island of trees was a slave community on Recess Plantation, which bordered Laurel Hill Plantation. Called a hammock, it was a small area of high ground in a sea of wetland rice fields. The round brick structure, just ahead in the woods, . . . Map (db m90083) HM
17 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Prescribed BurningFor Public Health and Safety
The industries in Savannah and Port Wentworth, Georgia stand above the horizon, less than three miles away from this overlook. A wildfire in Savannah National Wildlife Refuge could threaten these communities. Wildfire produces tons of smoke and . . . Map (db m90085)
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18 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — 27-3 — Purrysburg Township
(Front text ): In 1730, the British Crown instructed S.C. Governor Robert Johnson to lay out eleven townships to populate and protect the interior of the province. Purrysburg Township, laid out in 1731, stimulated the settlement of . . . Map (db m6353) HM
19 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Rice Field Trunk
This water control structure is called a trunk. It is similar to trunks used to manage water flow to and from plantation rice fields. On Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, trunks are operated to set water levels in impoundments (reservoirs). . . . Map (db m90081)
20 South Carolina, Jasper County, Hardeeville — Using Fire to Benefit Wildlife
This freshwater wetland is a productive wildlife habitat. Scattered ponds diverse vegetation offer water, food, and shelter for countless birds and other wildlife. If left untended however, the marsh will become clogged with a few species of . . . Map (db m90079)
21 South Carolina, Jasper County, near Pocotaligo — 27-19 — The Frampton Lines / John Edward Frampton House
The Frampton Lines Remnants of a large earthwork originally more tha 100 yards long are still visible south,west and northwest of the Frampton House. This battery,constructed in 1861~62 by Confederate troops in the Department of S.C. and Ga., . . . Map (db m26368) HM
22 South Carolina, Jasper County, Old House — Thomas Heyward Jr.
[ Emblem The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence, Inc ] ( We Mutually Pledge To Each Other Our Lives Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor) Thomas Heyward Jr. Signer Of The Declaration Of Independence Placed . . . Map (db m17057) HM
23 South Carolina, Jasper County, Pocotaligo — 27-22 — The Battle of Pocotaligo
(Front Side): The Battle of Pocotaligo, the largest action of a three-day expedition intended to disrupt the Charleston & Savannah Railroad, took place nearby on October 22, 1862. With 2000 Confederates under Col. W.S. Walker defending the . . . Map (db m4776) HM
24 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — 27-4 — Church of the Holy Trinity
((Text front)) This Episcopal church was a chapel of ease in the Parish of St. Luke for a number of years before it became a separate congregation in 1835. It is said that William Heyward gave the church land on which the present building, . . . Map (db m6182) HM
25 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — Gopher Tortoise Square
Prior to the 1890's, the town of Ridgeland was known as Gopher Hill, getting that name from the abundance of Gopher Tortoises that inhabited the sand hills of the area.Gopherus Polyphemus, commonly called the Gopher Tortoise, are long . . . Map (db m16854) HM
26 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — 27-16 — Grahamville
[front] This summer village, established by the rice planters of St. Luke's Parish, was a thriving settlement in what was the Beaufort District until the creation of Jasper County in 1912. Named for Capt. John Graham (1784-1833), its . . . Map (db m6210) HM
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27 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — 28-10 — Jasper County / Jasper County Courthouse
( Front Text) Jasper County This county was established in 1912 from portions of Beaufort and Hampton counties and is named, it is said, for Sergeant William Jasper, hero of the American Revolution. The same act establishing the new . . . Map (db m26372) HM
28 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — 27-24 — Ridgeland
[Marker front]: Ridgeland, named for its location on the ridge between Charleston and Savannah, has been the seat of Jasper County since the county was created in 1912. It was first named Gopher Hill and grew up around a depot built on the . . . Map (db m8473) HM
29 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — 27-17 — Ridgeland Baptist Church
( Front text ) This church was organized February 28,1892, by Revs. W.H.Dowling and J.T. Morrison with nine charter members. It was admitted to the Savannah River Baptist Association with Rev.Dowling as its first minister. The . . . Map (db m7192) HM
30 South Carolina, Jasper County, Ridgeland — 27-23 — St. Paul's Methodist Church
(Front side): This church, organized on 1890, is the oldest in Ridgland, with its origins in several area Methodist congregations before the Civil War. When Julius G. Sipple of Grahamville encouraged Methodists in Ridgeland to organize a . . . Map (db m6406) HM
31 South Carolina, Jasper County, Robertville — 27-1 — Robertville
Named for descendants of Hugnenot minister Pierre Robert, it was the birthplace of Henry Martyn Robert, author of Robert's Rules of Order and of Alexander Lawton, Confederate Quartermaster General. The town was burned by Sherman's army in . . . Map (db m4817) HM
32 South Carolina, Jasper County, Tillman — 27-13 — Great Swamp Baptist Church
(Front side): This church, organized October 12, 1845, was the result of a clash in doctrines at nearby Sardis Baptist Church. Some in the congregation favored the primitive Baptist movement, but others, including Rev. John N. Youmans, . . . Map (db m6395) HM
33 South Carolina, Jasper County, Tillman — J. Lamar Brantley Road
Named in 1982 in recognition of his life and service to his community and state He served the 14th District as a member, South Carolina Highway Commission, 1962 - 66 and as Chairman, 1965 - 66 Through Mr. Brantley's efforts . . . Map (db m15993) HM
34 South Carolina, Jasper County, Tillman — 27-20 — St Matthews Baptist Church
This church was founded in 1870 with Rev. Plenty Pinckney as its first minister and worshipped in a "bush tent" nearby until a log church was built a few years later. A new frame church was built on this site in the 1890's during the pastorate . . . Map (db m8793) HM
35 South Carolina, Jasper County, Tillman — 27-5 — Tillman
By 1820, the road to Two Sisters Ferry intersected the Purrysburg road at this spot, which had become known as Hennis Crossroads by 1848. A post office established here in 1880 was given the name Tillman. According to tradition, this was to honor . . . Map (db m8494) HM
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36 South Carolina, Jasper County, Tillman — 27-15 — Tillman Baptist Church
[Front]: This church, formally established in 1883 as Savin Grove Baptist Church, had its origins in a congregation active before the Civil War just south of present-day Tillman. When Revs. J.F. Morrall and Jonas Trowell reestablished . . . Map (db m33677) HM
37 South Carolina, Jasper County, Yemassee — 27-8 — General Robert E. LeeFighting Near Coosawhatchie
(Text front): General Robert E. LeeFollowing the capture of Hilton Head, Beaufort, and the nearby sea islands in the fall of 1861, General Robert E. Lee was given command of the coastal military department of South Carolina, and East . . . Map (db m6195) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023