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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 www.andersoncountysc.org
What counties are adjacent to Anderson County, SC?
Bordering counties are Pickens County, Greenville County, Laurens County, Abbeville County, Elbert 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 Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
- See Also Statewide Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Records in South Carolina
- South Carolina Vital Records Research Guide
- Social Security Death Index
- South Carolina Marriages, 1688-1799
- South Carolina Marriages, 1800-1820
- South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965
- South Carolina Death Index, 1950-1952
- South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1955
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 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
What genealogical records can I find in the Anderson County Courthouse?
- Anderson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 South Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624
- Anderson County Register of Deeds
- Phone: (864) 260-4054
- Land Records: 1826
- Anderson County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (864) 260-4049
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1826
- Anderson County Clerk of Court
- Phone: (864) 260-4053
- Court Records: 1826
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
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.
- Anderson County Chapter South Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 74, Anderson, SC 29622-0074
- Anderson County Historical Society, PO Drawer 785, Anderson, SC 29622; (864) 646-3782
- Anderson Heritage, Inc., PO Box 58, Anderson, SC 29622
- Old Pendleton District Chapter of S.C.G.S., 247 Cross Hill Road, Easley, SC 29640-8857
- Anderson County Museum, 202 East Greenville St., Anderson, SC 29621; Phone: 864-260-4737
- Piedmont Historical Society, PO Box 1842, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Ph:864-574-3056
- Pendleton Foundation For Black History And Culture , P.O. Box 806, Pendleton, SC 29670; 864 656-1587
- Boonesborough Historical Society, PO Box 575, Due West, SC 29639
- Williamston Area Historic Commission, PO Box 577, Williamston, SC 29697; Telephone: (864) 847-4850
- USGenWeb Archives for Anderson County (usgwarchives.net)
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road; Columbia, SC 29223-4905; Tel: (803) 896-6100
- South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, PO Box 11469; Columbia, South Carolina 29211; Voice: (803) 734-8666
- South Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 16355, Greenville, SC 29606
- South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting Street, Charleston 29401
- South Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Anderson County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Anderson County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Anderson County
- Anderson County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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
- South Carolina Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- South Carolina historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from South Carolina (1783 – 1975 ) (genealogybank.com)
- Anderson County, South Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Search South Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Anderson County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Anderson Co. SC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Anderson Co., South Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Anderson County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Anderson Co., South Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Anderson Co., South Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Anderson County, South Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Anderson Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- South Carolina Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Anderson Co. SC General and History Websites
- Anderson County, South Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Traditions and history of Anderson County (search.ancestry.com)
- A History of Anderson County (carolana.com)
- Anderson County, South Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Anderson Co. SC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Anderson County History (statelibrary.sc.gov)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Anderson County, South Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – South Carolina – Counties – Anderson (cyndislist.com)
- Anderson County South Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Anderson Co. SCGenweb (sciway3.net)
- Anderson County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Anderson Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Anderson Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for South Carolina
- South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 (search.ancestry.com)
Anderson Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of South Carolina Links and Information
- Anderson Co. D.O.T. Maps (scdot.org)
- 1895 Anderson County Map (livgenmi.com)
Anderson Co. SC Military Records
- South Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- South Carolina Revolutionary War Units (revolutionarywar101.com)
- South Carolina Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the South Carolina women and men which served. Great for Perfect for Anderson County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Anderson Co. SC Schools & Directories
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)