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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, SC Courthouse
Old Greenville County Courthouse
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.
Greenville 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
Greenville 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
Greenville County, South Carolina Resources
- Greenville County Genealogical Society
- Greenville County Historical Society
- Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission
- Historic Greenville Foundation
- Piedmont Historical Society
- Simpsonville Historical Society, 216 Jones Ave, Simpsonville, SC 29681; phone: (864) 963-4374; phone: (864) 963-4374
- Greenville County, South Carolina Message Boards
- Greenville County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Greenville County
Greenville County, South Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from South Carolina (1783 - 1975 )
- Greenville County, South Carolina Books - Amazon
- Greenville County Genealogy Books
- Greenville, South Carolina Marriage and Death Notices, 1826-1863
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide to Greenville County Records
- Greenville Co., South Carolina - FindaGrave
- History of Greenville County, South Carolina : narrative and biographical
- A History of Greenville County
- Greenville County History