education facilities for the area are provided by Technical College of the Lowcountry
and the University of South Carolina 4 year satellite campus in southern Jasper
County at New River. Nearby Savannah Georgia has two 4 year colleges.
Formed in 1912, Jasper County is South Carolinas third youngest county,
but has since grown to a population of around 16,000. Ridgeland, the town once
known as Gopher Hill, serves as the county seat at the geographic center of the
county. Both Ridgeland and Hardeeville, the two incorporated towns in the county,
are located on the vital north-south transportation artery of Interstate 95 at
Exits 5, 8, 21 & 22. Point South at I-95 Exit 33 is a thriving Interchange
on Hwy. 14 and features an abundance of accommodations & restaurants.
The county offers three major industrial parks as well as membership with four
contiguous counties in the nations first multi-county industrial complex.
The labor force in a 30 mile radius numbers in excess of 200,000. A fully developed
infrastructure network assures water, electric power, gas, sewer and service roads
throughout the county.
Jasper County is located in the southwestern section of South
Carolina and forms the boundary with Georgia on the western
side. It is strategically located between the historic port
cities of Charleston and Savannah and has seven interchanges
on the North/South corridor of Interstate 95.
Jasper County - 27,824
Hardeeville - 4,789
Ridgeland - 4,076