South Carolina History & Facts
Charleston County, South Carolina Facts
When was Charleston County, SC Created?
Charleston County was established on 1769 from Charleston District (formed in 1769) and includes the old St. Philip Parish, St. Michael Parish, Christ Church Parish, St. Andrew Parish, St. John Colleton Parish, and part of St. James Santee Parish..
Charleston County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Charleston County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Charleston 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.
Charleston 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 Charleston 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.
Charleston County, SC Census Records
What Charleston 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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Charleston Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Charleston Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Charleston Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Charleston 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.
Charleston County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cherokee County, SC?
- Charleston County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 Broad Street, Suite 106, Charleston, SC 29401
- Charleston City Records are in Charleston County; Birth Records / Death Records from 1871 / 1821; Marriage Records from 1871; Land Records from 1858; Probate Records from 1790; Court Records from 1774
- Charleston County Register of Deeds
- Address: 101 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2249
- Phone: (843) 958-4800
- Land Records: 1671
- Charleston County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (843) 958-5180
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1671
- Charleston County Clerk of Court
- Phone: (843) 958-5000
- Court Records: 1700
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
Charleston County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Charleston County, SC?
A list of Charleston County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Charleston Chapter South Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 20266, Charleston, SC 29413
- Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, 125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424; (843) 953-7609
- Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401; (843) 723-9912
- Christ Church Parish Preservation Society, Inc., P.O. Box 165, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465; Telephone: (843) 884-4265
- Church Street Historic Foundation, 59 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401
- Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Rd., Edisto Island, SC 29438; (843) 869-1954
- Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401; (843) 723-1623
- Preservation Society of Charleston, PO Box 521, Charleston, SC 29402; (843) 722-4630
- St. James Santee Parish Historical Society, 2513 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; (843) 883-3741
- The Huguenot Society of South Carolina , 138 Logan Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
- Jewish Historical Society Of South Carolina, 66 George Street, Charleston 29424-0001
- USGenWeb Archives for Charleston 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 Charleston County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Charleston County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Charleston County
- Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Charleston County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Charleston 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.