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Newberry County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on 1785 from Ninety-Six District. The county was named for either possibly Newbury, Berkshire, England, or from early settlers' notion that the landscape was as "pretty as a new berry" or for a trade post was located here and it was 96 miles from Columbia . Learn More About State of South Carolina History.
Newberry County is bordered by Union County (north), Fairfield County (east), Lexington County (southeast), Richland County (southeast), Saluda County (south), Greenwood County (southwest), Laurens County (northwest).
Newberry County Cities and Towns include Little Mountain, Newberry, Peak, Pomaria, Prosperity, Silverstreet, Whitmire.A Map of Newberry County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Newberry County, South Carolina Courthouse Records
Newberry County, SC Courthouse
Old Newberry 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 Newberry 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. Pre-1881 General Sessions Indictments and pre-1870 Judgment Rolls were lost at an undetermined date, under unknown circumstances.
- Newberry County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1911 and Probate Records from 1776. 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.
- Newberry County County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds has Court Records from 1776, Divorce Records from since April 1949 and Land Records from 1776. 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.
- Newberry County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
- Newberry 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.
Newberry 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
Newberry 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
Newberry County, South Carolina Resources
- Old Newberry District Chapter, SCGS
- General James Williams Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
- Newberry County Historical Society and Museum Society, PO Box 186, Newberry, SC 29108; phone: (803) 276-1597
- Piedmont Historical Society
- Newberry County, South Carolina Message Boards
- Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Newberry County
Newberry County, South Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from South Carolina (1783 - 1975 )
- Newberry County, South Carolina Books - Amazon
- Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC: 1785-1827
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide to Newberry County Records
- Newberry Co., South Carolina - FindaGrave
- The annals of Newberry : in two parts
- A History of Newberry County
- Newberry County History