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Pickens County

When was Pickens County, SC Created?
Pickens County was established on 1826 from Pendleton District (at one time called Washington District). The county was named in honor of Andrew Pickens, Governor of South Carolina .

What is the County Seat of Pickens County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in Pickens plus the county government website is www.co.pickens.sc.us/

What counties are adjacent to Pickens County, SC?
Bordering counties are Transylvania County, North Carolina (north), Greenville County (east), Anderson County (south), Oconee County (west).

What cities and towns are in Pickens County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Central, Clemson, Dacusville, Easley, Liberty, Norris, Pickens, Sunset, Six Mile.


Pickens County, SC Vital Records

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

Pickens 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 Pickens 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.


Pickens County, SC Census Records

What Pickens 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 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pickens Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Pickens Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pickens Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pickens 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.


Pickens County, SC Courthouse and Government Records


Pickens County Courthouse

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

  • Pickens County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 214 E. Main Street, Pickens, SC 29671
  • Pickens County Register of Deeds  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: 222 McDaniel AVe., B-5, Pickens, SC 29671
    • Phone: 864-898-5868
    • Land Records: 1828
  • Pickens 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: 222 McDaniel Ave., B-16, Pickens, SC 29671 29671
    • Phone: 864-898-5903
    • Marriage Records: 1911 
    • Probate Records: 1828
  • Pickens 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.
    • Phone: 864-898-5857
    • Court Records: 1823
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Pickens County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

In searching for genealogy records be sure to check the following counties as they were created from Pickens County: Anderson County in 1826 and Oconee County in 1868.


Pickens County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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