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Newberry County, South Carolina Facts

Newberry County

When was Newberry County, SC Created?
Newberry County was established on 1785 from Ninety-Six District. The county was named for either possibly Newbury, Berkshire, England, or from early settlers' notion that the landscape was as "pretty as a new berry" or for a trade post was located here and it was 96 miles from Columbia .

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

What counties are adjacent to Newberry County, SC?
Bordering counties are Union County (north), Fairfield County (east), Lexington County (southeast), Richland County (southeast), Saluda County (south), Greenwood County (southwest), Laurens County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Newberry County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Little Mountain, Newberry, Peak, Pomaria, Prosperity, Silverstreet, Whitmire.

Newberry County, SC Vital Records

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

Newberry 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 Newberry 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.

Newberry County, SC Census Records

What Newberry 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 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Newberry Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Newberry Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Newberry Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Newberry Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

Newberry County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Newberry County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Newberry County Courthouse?
The below details shows what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Newberry county. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county. Pre-1881 General Sessions Indictments and pre-1870 Judgment Rolls were lost at an undetermined date, under unknown circumstances.

Old Newberry County Courthouse
  • Newberry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1226 College St., Newberry, SC 29108
  • Newberry 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: 803-321-2118
    • Marriage Records: 1911 
    • Probate Records: 1776
  • Newberry 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: 803-321-2110
    • Land Records: 1776
    • Court Records: 1776
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Newberry County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Newberry County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Newberry Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Newberry Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Newberry Co. SC General and History Websites

Newberry Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Newberry Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Newberry Co. SC Military Records

Newberry Co. SC Schools & Directories

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