South Carolina History & Facts
Union County, South Carolina Facts
When was Union County, SC Created?
Union County was established on 1798 from Ninety-Six District.
Union County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Union County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Union 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.
Union 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 Union 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.
Union County, SC Census Records
What Union 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.
Union Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Union Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Union Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Union 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.
Union County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Union County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Union County. The dates suggested below are the first recognized records data with this county.
- Union County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 210 West Main Street, Union, South Carolina 29379
- Union County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 864-429-1625
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1777
- Union County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds
- Phone: 864-429-1630
- Land Records: 1778
- Court Records: 1785
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
Union County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Union County, SC?
A list of Union County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Union County Historical Society, P.O. Box 220, Union, SC 29379
- Union County Historical Museum, P. O. Box 220, Union, SC 29379 Telephone: (864) 429-5081
- 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
- USGenWeb Archives for Union 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 Union County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Union County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Union County
- Union County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Union County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Union 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.