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Jasper County Points of Interest


The Jasper County Courthouse, built in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has served as the premier and sole hub of government in the county since its establishment.

Located in Ridgeland, the Pratt Memorial Library holds around 250 rare publications explaining the history of the region, as well as an array of archaeological artifacts and over 200 portraits and maps. Behind the library sits the Pauline Pratt Webel Museum and the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.

Used as one of the Civil War headquarters of the Federal troops, the Church of the Holy Trinity is a Gothic-style Episcopal church that was built at Grahamville in 1855.

The Tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr. was erected in 1920 in dedication to this man, one of the state’s finest residents. He was most famously noted as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, among other things.

Positioned adjacent to Hardeeville’s town hall, the Argent Steam Engine, also commonly known as “Old Number 7,” was at one time a working carrier for the Argent Lumber Company.

As Union troops sought to disrupt the workings of the Charleston to Savannah railway in late November of 1864, nearly 1,000 Confederate soldiers killed and wounded around one-fifth of the 5,000-troop Union army at the Honey Hill Battle Site, which was a significant victory for the Confederate army.


Pocotaligo was the site of the Yemassee Indians’ chief council, as well as the site of the beginning of the Yemassee War in 1715.

The Point South interchange, situated near Pocotaligo at the junction of U.S. 17 and Interstate 95, provides lodging, campgrounds, shopping, dining and more.

Burned to the ground by General Sherman’s soldiers in 1865, the Frampton House was eventually rebuilt by John Frampton in 1868. Today, the Frampton House has undergone massive renovations, and now stands as the home of the Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Commission and the Lowcountry Visitors Center and Museum.

The Lowcountry Visitors Center and Museum offers patrons an opportunity to step back in time with a regenerated 1900s plantation house filled with antique furniture, authentic historic items and exhibits. It features displays from Beaufort’s North Street Aquarium, Walterboro’s South Carolina Artisans Center and includes a special presentation on a number of major motion pictures that have been produced in the area.

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