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Anderson County, South Carolina Facts

When was Anderson County, SC Created?
Anderson County was established on December 20, 1826 from Pendleton District (also called Washington District at one time).

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

What counties are adjacent to Anderson County, SC?
Bordering counties are Pickens CountyGreenville CountyLaurens CountyAbbeville CountyElbert County, Georgia, Hart County, Georgia, Oconee County.

Anderson County, SC Vital Records

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

Anderson 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 Anderson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for South Carolina Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Anderson County, SC Census Records

What Anderson 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 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Anderson County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Anderson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Anderson County Courthouse?

Anderson County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Anderson Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Anderson Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Anderson Co. SC General and History Websites

Anderson Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Anderson Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Anderson Co. SC Military Records

Anderson Co. SC Schools & Directories