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Horry County,
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Horry County, South Carolina Facts

When was Horry County, SC Created?
Horry County was established on December 19, 1801 from Georgetown County(Formed from the territory of Kingston County (non-functioning) in Georgetown Circuit Court District.).

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

What counties are adjacent to Horry County, SC?
Bordering counties are Columbus County, North Carolina, Brunswick County, North Carolina, Robeson County, North Carolina, Georgetown CountyMarion CountyDillon County.

Horry County, SC Vital Records

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

Horry 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 Horry 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.

Horry County, SC Census Records

What Horry 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 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Horry County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Horry County Courthouse

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

  • Horry County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1201 Third Avenue, Conway, SC 29526
  • Horry County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 1301 Second Ave., Conway, SC 29526
    • Phone: (843) 915-5430
    • Land Records: 1803
  • Horry County Clerk of Probate Court
    • Address: 1301 Second Ave., Conway, SC 29526
    • Phone: (843) 915-5370
    • Marriage Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1799
  • Horry County Clerk of Court
    • Address: 1301 Second Ave., Conway, SC 29526
    • Phone: 843-915-5080
    • Court Records: 1803
    • Divorce Records:since April 1949

Horry County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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

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Horry Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Horry Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Horry Co. SC Military Records

Horry Co. SC Schools & Directories