Saluda County, South Carolina Genealogy Guide

Saluda County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on 1896 from Edgefield County. The county was named for the Saluda River. Learn More About State of South Carolina History.

Saluda County is bordered by Newberry County (north), Lexington County (east), Aiken County (south), Edgefield County (southwest), Greenwood County (northwest).

Saluda County Cities and Towns include Batesburg-Leesville, Ridge Spring, Saluda, Ward. A Map of Saluda County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Saluda County, South Carolina Courthouse Records

Saluda County, South Carolina Courthouse
Saluda County, SC Courthouse

The Saluda County Courthouse is located in Saluda, 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 Saluda 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.

  • Saluda County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1911  and Probate Records from 1896. 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.
  • Saluda County County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds has Court Records from 1896, Divorce Records from since April 1949 and Land Records from 1896. 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.
  • Saluda County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
  • Saluda 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.

Saluda County, South Carolina Census Records

  • Learn More: State of South Carolina Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Saluda County, South Carolina Vital Records

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