South Carolina History & Facts
Lexington County, South Carolina Facts
When was Lexington County, SC Created?
Lexington County was established on 1804 from Orangeburg County (Formed from territory of Lexington County (non-functioning) in Orangeburgh District).
Lexington County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Lexington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lexington 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.
Lexington 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 Lexington 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.
Lexington County, SC Census Records
What Lexington 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.
Lexington Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Lexington Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lexington Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lexington 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.
Lexington County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lexington County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lexington County. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county.
- Lexington County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 205 E. Main St., Lexington, SC 29072
- Lexington County Register of Deeds
- Address: 212 South Lake Drive, Suite 301, Lexington, South Carolina
- Phone: 803-785-8168
- Land Records: 1839
- Lexington County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 803-785-8324
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1809
- Lexington County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 803-785-8212
- Court Records: 1800
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
Lexington County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lexington County, SC?
A list of Lexington County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Lexington County Historical Society, PO Box 637, Lexington, SC 29071; phone: (803) 359-8369
- Lexington County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1442, Lexington 29072
- Dutch Fork Chapter, SCGS, Inc., PO Box 481, Chapin, SC 29036-0481
- Lexington Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 1442, Lexington, SC 29071
- Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox Street, Lexington, SC 29071; phone: (803) 359-8369
- Lake Murray Historical Society, 7708 Lietner Dr, Columbia, SC 29209; phone: (803) 783-5088
- Cayce Historical Museum, P. O. Box 2004, Cayce, SC 29171; Telephone: (803) 739-5385
- USGenWeb Archives for Lexington 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 Lexington County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lexington County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Lexington County
- Lexington County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Lexington County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Lexington 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.