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Greenville County, South Carolina Facts
When was Greenville County, SC Created?
Greenville County was established on March 22, 1786 from Washington District (Greenville District was created in 1786, but from 1791 to 1800 it was part of Washington District).
What is the County Seat of Greenville County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in Greenville plus the county government website is www.greenvillecounty.org/
What counties are adjacent to Greenville County, SC?
Bordering counties are Henderson County, North Carolina, Polk County, North Carolina, Spartanburg County, Laurens County, Abbeville County, Anderson County, Pickens County, Transylvania County, North Carolina.
Greenville County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Greenville County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greenville 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.
Greenville 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 Greenville 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
- Greenville, South Carolina Marriage and Death Notices, 1826-1863 (search.ancestry.com)
- 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
Greenville County, SC Census Records
What Greenville 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.
Greenville Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Greenville Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greenville Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greenville 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.
Greenville County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Greenville County Courthouse?
- Greenville County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 305 E. North Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
- Greenville County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 864-467-7240
- Land Records: 1784
- Greenville County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 864-467-7571
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1787
- Greenville County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 864-467-8551
- Court Records: 1786
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
- Greenville County Tax Assessor / Collector
Greenville County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Greenville County, SC?
A list of Greenville County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Greenville County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 16236, Greenville 29606
- Greenville County Historical Society, P.O. Box 10472, Greenville 29603; phone: (864) 233-4103
- Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, phone: (864) 467-7105
- Historic Greenville Foundation, 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601; phone: (864) 467-3100; phone: (864) 467-3100
- Piedmont Historical Society, PO Box 1842, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Ph:864-574-3056
- Simpsonville Historical Society, 216 Jones Ave, Simpsonville, SC 29681; phone: (864) 963-4374; phone: (864) 963-4374
- USGenWeb Archives for Greenville 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 Greenville County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Greenville County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Greenville County
- Greenville County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Greenville County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Greenville 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.
Greenville 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)
- Greenville County, South Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Search South Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Greenville County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Greenville Co. SC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Greenville Co., South Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Greenville County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Greenville Co., South Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Greenville Co., South Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Greenville County, South Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Greenville 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)
Greenville Co. SC General and History Websites
- Greenville County, South Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Greenville County, South Carolina : narrative and biographical (search.ancestry.com)
- A History of Greenville County (carolana.com)
- Greenville County, South Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Greenville Co. SC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Greenville County History (statelibrary.sc.gov)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Greenville County, South Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – South Carolina – Counties – Greenville (cyndislist.com)
- Greenville County South Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Greenville Co. SCGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Greenville County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Greenville Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Greenville Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for South Carolina
- South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 (search.ancestry.com)
Greenville Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of South Carolina Links and Information
- Greenville Co. D.O.T. Maps (scdot.org)
- 1895 Greenville County Map (livgenmi.com)
Greenville 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 Greenville County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Greenville Co. SC Schools & Directories
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)