South Carolina History & Facts
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 counties are adjacent to Spartanburg County, SC?
Bordering counties are Rutherford County, North Carolina, Cherokee County, Union County, Laurens County, Greenville County, Polk 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 Certificate, Marriage 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 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
What genealogical records can I find in the Spartanburg County Courthouse?
- Spartanburg County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 180 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306
- Spartanburg County Register of Deeds
- Address: 366 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303
- Phone: (864) 596-2514
- Land Records: 1784
- Spartanburg County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (864) 596-2556
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1787
- Spartanburg County Clerk of Court
- Phone: 864-596-2591
- Court Records: 1785
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
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.
- Spartanburg County Historical Association, PO Box 887, Spartanburg, SC 29304; (864) 596-3501
- Piedmont Historical Society, PO Box 1842, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Ph: 864-574-3056
- Pinckney District Chapter of South Carolina Genealogical Society, PO Box 5281, 385 South Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC 29301
- Reidville Historical Society, PO Box 375, Reidville, SC 29375; Telephone: (864) 486-0547
- Preservation Trust of Spartanburg, Inc., P.O. Box 2223, Spartanburg, SC 29304
- USGenWeb Archives for Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Spartanburg County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Spartanburg County
- Spartanburg County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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.