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Allendale County, South Carolina

Allendale County

Allendale County was established on February 6, 1919 from Barnwell County and Hampton County. The county was named in honor of P.H. Allen, first postmaster of the new county.

The Allendale County Seat is situated in Allendale plus the county government website is

Areas adjacent to Allendale County are Bamberg County (northeast), Colleton County (east), Hampton County (southeast), Screven County, GA (southwest), Burke County, GA (west), Barnwell County (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Allendale county include Allendale, Fairfax, Sycamore, Ulmer.

Allendale County vital records can be found at the South Carolina Department of Health has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Allendale County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for South Carolina Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Allendale County does have Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

Allendale County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Allendale County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Allendale County Courthouse and Government Records

Allendale County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the significance of Allendale County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Buried away in South Carolina courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the desires and worries of the many South Carolina men and women.

The chances are very good that your particular ancestors have left a detailed document of at least several aspects of their lives in the Allendale County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The below details shows what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Allendale county. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county. The original Courthouse was burned May, 1998. Reconstruction and renovations of the Courthouse began in August, 2002.

I highly recommend you call the clerk's office to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics just before visiting or seeking information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of employees will aid persons in locating the resources, however it is up to the particular person to complete the basic research.
  • Allendale County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 292 Barnwell Highway, Allendale, SC 29810
  • Allendale County Clerk of Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments.
    • Phone: (803) 584-3157
    • Marriage Records: 1919 
    • Probate Records: 1919
  • Allendale County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds is divided into General Sessions (Criminal) and Common Pleas (Civil) Court. The Circuit Court is a formal court of record. The Clerk of Court is also responsible for Family Court which handles juvenile and domestic cases. Also records and maintain deeds, mortgages, plats, state and federal tax liens, mechanics liens, uniform commercial code filings, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to real estate transactions.
    • Phone: (803) 584 -2737
    • Court Records: 1919
    • Land Records: 1919
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Allendale County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
  • Allendale County Health Department has birth and death records from January 01, 1915. Marriage records prior to 1950 are available from the Probate Court office. Divorce records since April 1949 are available from the County Clerk's office. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
    • Address: 571 Memorial Avenue, North, Allendale, SC 29810
    • Phone: (803) 584-3818
    • Birth Records / Death Records:1919

Allendale County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Allendale County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own most liked Allendale County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Allendale Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Allendale Co. SC Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Allendale Co. SC Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Allendale Co. SC Census Records

Allendale Co. SC Cemeteries & Graveyards

Allendale Co. SC Church & Bible Records

Allendale Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Allendale Co. SC General and History Websites

Allendale Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Allendale Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Allendale Co. SC Military Records

Allendale Co. SC Schools & Directories

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