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South Carolina Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that South Carolina court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

South Carolina Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

South Carolina Court Records

South Carolina Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research

South Carolina Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

South Carolina Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research

South Carolina Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

South Carolina County & City Government Links

South Carolina contains 46 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a South Carolina county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. South Carolina State Government is located in Columbia.

State of South Carolina County & City Government Links
  County Seat
  County Seat
Abbeville Abbeville Greenwood Greenwood
Aiken Aiken Hampton Hampton
Allendale Allendale Horry Conway
Anderson Anderson Jasper Ridgeland
Bamberg Bamberg Kershaw Camden
Barnwell Barnwell Lancaster Lancaster
Beaufort Beaufort Laurens Laurens
Berkeley Moncks Corner Lee Bishopville
Calhoun St. Matthews Lexington Lexington
Charleston Charleston Marion Marion
Cherokee Gaffney Marlboro Bennettsville
Chester Chester McCormick McCormick
Chesterfield Chesterfield Newberry Newberry
Clarendon Manning Oconee Walhalla
Colleton Walterboro Orangeburg Orangeburg
Darlington Darlington Pickens Pickens
Dillon Dillon Richland Columbia
Dorchester St. George Saluda Saluda
Edgefield Edgefield Spartanburg Spartanburg
Fairfield Winnsboro Sumter Sumter
Florence Florence Union Union
Georgetown Georgetown Williamsburg Kingstree
Greenville Greenville York York