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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Facts

When was Spartanburg County, SC Created?
Spartanburg County was established on 1785 from Ninety-Six District, and from 1791 to 1799 it was part of Pinckney District.

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

What counties are adjacent to Spartanburg County, SC?
Bordering counties are Rutherford County, North Carolina, Cherokee CountyUnion CountyLaurens CountyGreenville CountyPolk County, North Carolina.

Spartanburg County, SC Vital Records

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

Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg 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.

Spartanburg County, SC Census Records

What Spartanburg 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.

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

Spartanburg County, SC Courthouse and Government Records

Spartanburg County Courthouse

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

In searching for genealogy records be sure to check the following counties as they were created from Spartanburg County: Cherokee County in 1897.

Spartanburg County, SC Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Spartanburg Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Spartanburg Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Spartanburg Co. SC General and History Websites

Spartanburg Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Spartanburg Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Spartanburg Co. SC Military Records

Spartanburg Co. SC Schools & Directories