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Calhoun County

When was Calhoun County, SC Created?
Calhoun County was established on March 12, 1908 from Lexington County and Orangeburg County. The county was named in honor of John C. Calhoun, U.S. Senator from South Carolina and states' rights advocate .

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in St. Matthews plus the county government website is www.calhouncounty.sc.gov

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, SC?
Bordering counties are Richland County (north), Sumter County (northeast), Clarendon County (east), Orangeburg County (south), Lexington County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Calhoun County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Cameron, Creston, Fort Motte, Lone Star, St. Matthews, Sandy Run.


Calhoun County, SC Vital Records

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

Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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.


Calhoun County, SC Census Records

What Calhoun 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 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Calhoun County, SC Courthouse and Government Records


Calhoun County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Calhoun County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Calhoun County. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county.

  • Calhoun County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 902 South F.R. Huff Drive, St. Matthews, SC 29135
  • Calhoun 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) 874-3514
    • Marriage Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1908
  • Calhoun 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) 874-3524
    • Land Records: 1908
    • Court Records: 1908
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Calhoun County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Calhoun County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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