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Laurens County, South Carolina Facts
When was Laurens County, SC Created?
Laurens County was established on March 12, 1785 from Ninety-Six District.
What is the County Seat of Laurens County, SC?
The County Seat of government is situated in Laurens plus the county government website is www.laurenscountysc.org/
What counties are adjacent to Laurens County, SC?
Bordering counties are Spartanburg County, Union County, Newberry County, Greenwood County, Abbeville County, Anderson County, Greenville County.
Laurens County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Laurens County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Laurens 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.
Laurens 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 Laurens 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
Laurens County, SC Census Records
What Laurens 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.
Laurens Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Laurens Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Laurens Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Laurens 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.
- See Also Statewide Census Records and Links for South Carolina
- South Carolina Census Records Research Guide
- Laurens County, South Carolina Census, 1800 (search.ancestry.com)
- Laurens County, SC Census Records
- Laurens County, SC Census QuickFacts
- Laurens Co., SC GenWeb Archives Census Records
- Search The U.S. Federal Census Collection
Laurens County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Laurens County Courthouse?
- Laurens County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 Hillcrest Square, Laurens, SC 29360
- Laurens County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 864-984-7315
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1766
- Laurens County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds
- Land Records: 1774
- Court Records: 1789
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
Laurens County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Laurens County, SC?
A list of Laurens County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Laurens District Chapter, of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1217, Laurens 29360
- Laurens County Historical Society, PO Box 292, Laurens, SC 29360; phone: (864) 833-7518
- Gray Court-Owings Historical Society, 944 Highway 92, Gray Court, SC 29645; Telephone: (864) 876-2667
- Laurens County Historical Commission, PO Box 49, Laurens, SC 29360
- Piedmont Historical Society, PO Box 1842, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Ph:864-574-3056
- General James Williams Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, serves Laurens, Newberry and Saluda Counties.
- USGenWeb Archives for Laurens 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 Laurens County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Laurens County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Laurens County
- Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Laurens County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Laurens 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.
Laurens 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)
- Laurens County, South Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Search South Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Laurens County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Laurens Co. SC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Laurens Co., South Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Laurens County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Laurens Co., South Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Laurens Co., South Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Laurens County, South Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Laurens Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- South Carolina Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
- Laurens County, SC Geographical DNA Project (ourfamilyorigins.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Laurens Co. SC General and History Websites
- Laurens County, South Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Historic Laurens County (laurenscounty.org)
- A History of Laurens County (carolana.com)
- Laurens County, South Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Laurens Co. SC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Laurens County History (statelibrary.sc.gov)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Laurens County, South Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – South Carolina – Counties – Laurens (cyndislist.com)
- Laurens County South Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Laurens Co. SCGenweb (sciway3.net)
- Laurens County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Laurens Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Laurens Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for South Carolina
- South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 (search.ancestry.com)
Laurens Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of South Carolina Links and Information
- Laurens Co. D.O.T. Maps (scdot.org)
- 1895 Laurens County Map (livgenmi.com)
Laurens 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 Laurens County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Laurens Co. SC Schools & Directories
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)