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McCormick County, South Carolina Facts

McCormick County

When was McCormick County, SC Created?
McCormick County was established on February 19, 1916 from Abbeville County, Edgefield County, and Greenwood County. The county was named in honor of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper and founder of International Harvester.

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

What counties are adjacent to McCormick County, SC?
Bordering counties are Greenwood County (northeast), Edgefield County (east), Columbia County, Georgia (south), Lincoln County, Georgia (west), Elbert County, Georgia (northwest), Abbeville County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in McCormick County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Clarks Hill, McCormick, Modoc, Mount Carmel, Parksville, Plum Branch, Willington.

McCormick County, SC Vital Records

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

McCormick 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 McCormick 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.

McCormick County, SC Census Records

What McCormick 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.

McCormick County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

McCormick County Courthouse

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

  • McCormick County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 133 S. Mine St., McCormick, SC 29835
  • McCormick 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: 864-852-2630
    • Marriage Records: 1916 
    • Probate Records: 1916
  • McCormick 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: 864-852-2195
    • Land Records: 1916
    • Court Records: 1916
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • McCormick County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

McCormick County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in McCormick County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to McCormick 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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McCormick Co. SC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

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McCormick Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

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McCormick Co. SC Military Records

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