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Bamberg County

When was Bamberg County, SC Created?
Bamberg County was established on February 25, 1897 from Barnwell County. The county was named in honor of Francis Marion Bamberg, Confederate general in the American Civil War.

What is the County Seat of Bamberg County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in Bamberg plus the county government website is www.bambergcountysc.gov/

What counties are adjacent to Bamberg County, SC?
Bordering counties are Orangeburg County (north), Dorchester County (east), Colleton County (southeast), Hampton County (south), Allendale County (southwest), Barnwell County (west).

What cities and towns are in Bamberg County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Bamberg, Denmark, Ehrhardt, Govan, Olar


Bamberg County, SC Vital Records

Where can find Bamberg County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bamberg 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.

Bamberg 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 Bamberg 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.


Bamberg County, SC Census Records

What Bamberg 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 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Bamberg County, SC Courthouse and Government Records


Bamberg County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bamberg County Courthouse?
The below details shows what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Bamberg County. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county. Records of Orangeburgh Circuit Court District, Court of Common Pleas, are housed in Bamberg County.

  • Bamberg County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, SC 29003
  • Bamberg 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) 245-3008
    • Marriage Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1897
  • Bamberg County Clerk of Court 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) 245-3025
    • Land Records: 1897
    • Court Records: 1897
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Bamberg County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Bamberg County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Bamberg County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Bamberg 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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