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Allendale County, South Carolina Facts

Allendale County

When was Allendale County, SC Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Allendale County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in Allendale plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Allendale County, SC?
Bordering counties are Bamberg County (northeast), Colleton County (east), Hampton County (southeast), Screven County, GA (southwest), Burke County, GA (west), Barnwell County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Allendale County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Allendale, Fairfax, Sycamore, Ulmer.

Allendale County, SC Vital Records

Where can find Allendale County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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 South Carolina for current fees and application process.

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. There were no South Carolina birth or Death "certificates" before January 01, 1915

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, SC Census Records

What Allendale County, SC census records are available?
County census records consists of 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, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Allendale County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Allendale County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court 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.

  • 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, SC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Allendale County, SC?
A list of Allendale County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Allendale County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Allendale County, SC?
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.

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Allendale Co. SC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

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Allendale Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

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