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Lee County, South Carolina Facts

Lee County

When was Lee County, SC Created?
Lee County was established on February 25, 1902 from Darlington County, Kershaw County, and Sumter County. The county was named in honor of Robert E. Lee, Confederate general during the Civil War .

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

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, SC?
Bordering counties are Darlington County (northeast), Florence County (east), Sumter County (south), Kershaw County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lee County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Bishopville, Lynchburg.

Lee County, SC Vital Records

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

Lee 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 Lee 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.

Lee County, SC Census Records

What Lee 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.

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

Lee County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Lee County Courthouse

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

  • Lee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 123 Main Street, Bishopville, SC 29010
  • Lee 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:803-484-5341 
    • Marriage Records: 1911 
    • Probate Records: 1902
  • Lee 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: 803-484-5341
    • Land Records: 1902
    • Court Records: 1902
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Lee County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Lee County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lee Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Lee Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. SC General and History Websites

Lee Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Lee Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. SC Military Records

Lee Co. SC Schools & Directories

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