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Union County, South Carolina Facts

When was Union County, SC Created?
Union County was established on 1798 from Ninety-Six District.

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

What counties are adjacent to Union County, SC?
Bordering counties are Cherokee CountyYork CountyChester CountyFairfield CountyNewberry CountyLaurens CountySpartanburg County.

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 CertificateMarriage 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 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Union County Courthouse

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.

In searching for genealogy records be sure to check the following counties as they were created from Union County: Cherokee County in 1897 and McCormick County in 1916

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.

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

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.

Union Co. SC Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Union Co. SC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Co. SC General and History Websites

Union Co. SC Immigration & Naturalization

Union Co. SC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Co. SC Military Records

Union Co. SC Schools & Directories