Greenville County, South Carolina Genealogy Guide

Greenville County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on March 22, 1786 from Washington District. The county was named in honor of Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War general . Learn More About State of South Carolina History.

Greenville County is bordered by Columbus County, North Carolina (north), Columbus County, North Carolina (northeast), Spartanburg County (east), Laurens County (southeast), Abbeville County (south), Anderson County (southwest), Pickens County (west), Columbus County, North Carolina (northwest).

Greenville County Cities and Towns include Fountain Inn, Greenville, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Travelers Rest. A Map of Greenville County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Greenville County, South Carolina Courthouse Records

Greenville County, South Carolina Courthouse
Greenville County, SC Courthouse

Old Greenville County Courthouse

The Greenville County Courthouse is located in Greenville, South Carolina. 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 Greenville 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.

  • Greenville County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1784. The County Register of Deeds 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.
  • Greenville County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1911  and Probate Records from 1787. 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.
  • Greenville County Clerk of Court has Court Records from 1786 and Divorce Records from since April 1949. The County Clerk of Court is divided into General Sessions and Common Pleas Court. The Circuit Court is a formal court of record.
  • Greenville County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
  • Greenville 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.

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