Abbeville County, South Carolina Genealogy Guide

Abbeville County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on March 12, 1785 from the Ninety-Six District. The county was named for Abbeville, France. Learn More About State of South Carolina History.

Abbeville County is bordered by Greenville County (north), Anderson County (north), Laurens County (northeast), Greenwood County (east), McCormick County (southeast), Elbert County, Georgia (west).

Abbeville County Cities and Towns include Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Donalds, Due West, Honea Path, Lowndesville, Ware Shoals. A Map of Abbeville County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Courthouse Records

Abbeville County, South Carolina Courthouse
Abbeville County, SC Courthouse

The Abbeville County Courthouse is located in Abbeville, South Carolina. In searching for genealogy records be sure to check the following counties as they were created from Abbeville County: Greenwood County in 1871 andMcCormick County in 1916. Learn More About State of South Carolina Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Abbeville county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Fires in January and November of 1872 and January 1873 destroyed virtually all records except those of the probate and equity courts. Records of Ninety-Six Circuit Court District are housed in Abbeville County.

  • Abbeville County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1911  and Probate Records from 1772. The County Clerk of Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments.
  • Abbeville County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds has Court Records from 1791, Divorce Records from since April 1949 and Land Records from 1791. The County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds is divided into General Sessions and Common Pleas Court. The Circuit Court is a formal court of record. It records and maintain deeds, mortgages, plats, state and federal tax liens, mechanics liens, uniform commercial code filings, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to real estate transactions.
  • Abbeville County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
  • Abbeville County Health Departmenthas Birth Records / Death Records from 1916 / 1911. 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.

Abbeville County, South Carolina Census Records

Abbeville County, South Carolina Vital Records

Abbeville County, South Carolina Resources

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