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Dillon County, South Carolina Facts

Dillon County

When was Dillon County, SC Created?
Dillon County was established on February 5, 1910 from Marion County. The county was named in honor of J.W. Dillon, founder of the Wilson Short Cut Railroad .

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

What counties are adjacent to Dillon County, SC?
Bordering counties are Robeson County, North Carolina (north), Columbus County, North Carolina (north), Horry County (east), Marion County (south), Florence County (southwest), Marlboro County (west).

What cities and towns are in Dillon County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Dillon, Floydale, Hamer, Kemper, Lake View, Latta, Little Rock.

Dillon County, SC Vital Records

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

Dillon 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 Dillon 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.

Dillon County, SC Census Records

What Dillon 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.

Dillon County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Dillon County Courthouse

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

  • Dillon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Dillon 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.
    • Address: 401 W Main St, Dillon, SC 29536
    • Phone: 843-774-1423
    • Marriage Records: 1911 
    • Probate Records: 1910
  • Dillon 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.
    • Address: 301 W Main St , P O Drawer 1220, Dillon, SC 29536
    • Phone: (843) 774-1425
    • Land Records: 1910
    • Court Records: 1910
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Dillon County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Dillon County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Dillon Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Dillon Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dillon Co. SC General and History Websites

Dillon Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Dillon Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dillon Co. SC Military Records

Dillon Co. SC Schools & Directories

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