Allendale County, South Carolina Genealogy Guide2016-05-29T20:57:55+00:00

Allendale County, South Carolina Genealogy Guide

Allendale County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on February 6, 1919 from Barnwell CountyandHampton County. The county was named in honor of P.H. Allen, first postmaster of the new county. Learn More About State of South Carolina History.

Allendale County is bordered by Bamberg County (northeast), Colleton County (east), Hampton County (southeast), Screven County, Georgia (southwest), Burke County, Georgia (west), Barnwell County (northwest).

Allendale County Cities and Towns include Allendale, Fairfax, Sycamore, Ulmer. A Map of Allendale County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Allendale County, South Carolina Courthouse Records

Allendale County, South Carolina Courthouse
Allendale County, SC Courthouse

The Allendale County Courthouse is located in Allendale, 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 Allendale 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. The original Courthouse was burned May, 1998. Reconstruction and renovations of the Courthouse began in August, 2002.

  • Allendale County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1919  and Probate Records from 1919. 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.
  • Allendale County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds has Court Records from 1919, Divorce Records from since April 1949 and Land Records from 1919. 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.
  • Allendale County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
  • Allendale County Health Department has birth and death records from 1919. 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.

Allendale County, South Carolina Census Records

  • Learn More: State of South Carolina Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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

Allendale County, South Carolina Vital Records

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