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Saluda County, South Carolina Facts

Saluda County

When was Saluda County, SC Created?
Saluda County was established on 1896 from Edgefield County. The county was named for the Saluda River.

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

What counties are adjacent to Saluda County, SC?
Bordering counties are Newberry County (north), Lexington County (east), Aiken County (south), Edgefield County (southwest), Greenwood County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Saluda County, SC?
Cities and towns located in the county include Batesburg-Leesville, Ridge Spring, Saluda, Ward.

Saluda County, SC Vital Records

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

Saluda 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 Saluda 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.

Saluda County, SC Census Records

What Saluda 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 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Saluda County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Saluda County Courthouse

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

  • Saluda County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 E. Church St., Saluda, South Carolina 29138
  • Saluda 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: 864-445-4500
    • Marriage Records: 1911 
    • Probate Records: 1896
  • Saluda 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: 864-445-4500
    • Land Records: 1896
    • Court Records: 1896
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949
  • Saluda County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).

Saluda County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Saluda Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Saluda Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Saluda Co. SC General and History Websites

Saluda Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Saluda Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Saluda Co. SC Military Records

Saluda Co. SC Schools & Directories

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