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Edgefield County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on 1785 from part of Ninety Six District. The county was named for either its location on the edge of the state or Edgefield, Norfolk, England. Learn More About State of South Carolina History.
Edgefield County is bordered by Saluda County (northeast), Aiken County (east), Columbus County, Georgia (southwest), Columbus County, Georgia (southwest), McCormick County (west), Greenwood County (northwest).
Edgefield County Cities and Towns include Edgefield, Johnston, Murphys Estates, Trenton. A Map of Edgefield County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Edgefield County, South Carolina Courthouse Records
Edgefield County, SC Courthouse
The Edgefield County Courthouse is located in Edgefield, South Carolina. In searching for genealogy records be sure to check the following counties as they were created from Edgefield County: Aiken County in 1871, Saluda County in 1895, Greenwood County in 1897, and McCormick 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 Edgefield 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.
- Edgefield County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1911 and Probate Records from 1785. 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.
- Edgefield County County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds has Court Records from 1786, Divorce Records from since April 1949 and Land Records from 1785. 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.
- Edgefield County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
- Edgefield County Health Department has birth and death records from 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.
Edgefield County, South Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of South Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Edgefield County, South Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of South Carolina Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1915 to present
- Marriage Records: from July 1950 to present. Contact the Office of Probate for earlier records.
- Divorce Records: from July 1962 to present. Contact the Clerk of Court for earlier records.
- Locations: South Carolina Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate or Marriage and Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: List of Vital Records Services Office locations
Edgefield County, South Carolina Resources
- Oakley Park Museum, PO Box 26, Edgefield, SC 29824; Telephone: (803) 637-4027
- Piedmont Historical Society
- Ridge Heritage Association, PO Box 117, Johnston, SC 29832; (803) 275-3775
- Edgefield County, South Carolina Message Boards
- Edgefield County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Edgefield County
Edgefield County, South Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from South Carolina (1783 - 1975 )
- Edgefield County, South Carolina Books - Amazon
- Edgefield County, South Carolina Wills, Books 1-2
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide to Edgefield County Records
- Edgefield Co., South Carolina - FindaGrave
- A History of Edgefield County
- Edgefield County History