South Carolina History & Facts
Edgefield County, South Carolina Facts
When was Edgefield County, SC Created?
Edgefield County was established on 1785 from part of Ninety Six District.
Edgefield County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Edgefield County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Edgefield 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.
Edgefield 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 Edgefield 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.
Edgefield County, SC Census Records
What Edgefield 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.
Edgefield Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Edgefield Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edgefield Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edgefield 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.
Edgefield County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Edgefield County Courthouse?
- Edgefield County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Edgefield County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (803) 637-4076
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1785
- Edgefield County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds
- Phone: (803) 637-4080
- Land Records: 1786
- Court Records: 1785
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
In searching for genealogy records be sure to check the following counties as they were created from Edgefield County: Aiken County in 1871, Saluda County in 1895, Greenwood County in 1897, and McCormick County in 1916
Edgefield County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Edgefield County, SC?
A list of Edgefield County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Edgefield County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 486, Edgefield 29824
- Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 546, Edgefield, SC 29824; ph: 803.637.4010
- Edgefield County Historical Society, PO Box 174, Edgefield, SC 29824; (803) 637-2233
- Oakley Park Museum, PO Box 26, Edgefield, SC 29824; Telephone: (803) 637-4027
- Piedmont Historical Society, PO Box 1842, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Ph:864-574-3056
- Ridge Heritage Association, PO Box 117, Johnston, SC 29832; (803) 275-3775
- USGenWeb Archives for Edgefield 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 Edgefield County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Edgefield County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Edgefield County
- Edgefield County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Edgefield County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Edgefield 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.