Oconee County, South Carolina Genealogy Guide

Oconee County, South Carolina (Map It) was created on 1868 from Pickens County. The county was named for the Oconee Native Americans . Learn More About State of South Carolina History.

Oconee County is bordered by Columbus County, North Carolina (north), Columbus County, North Carolina (northeast), Pickens County (east), Anderson County (southeast), Columbus County, Georgia (south), Columbus County, Georgia (south), Columbus County, Georgia (southwest), Columbus County, Georgia (west), Columbus County, Georgia (west), Columbus County, North Carolina (northwest).

Oconee County Cities and Towns include Salem, Seneca, Walhalla, West Union, Westminster. A Map of Oconee County, South Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Oconee County, South Carolina Courthouse Records

Oconee County, South Carolina Courthouse
Oconee County, SC Courthouse

Old Oconee County Courthouse

The Oconee County Courthouse is located in Walhalla, 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 Oconee 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.

  • Oconee County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1868. 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.
  • Oconee County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1911  and Probate Records from 1868. 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.
  • Oconee County Clerk of Court has Court Records from 1868 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.
  • Oconee County Tax Assessor / Collector is responsible for the collection of taxes. Our office does not calculate a property’s taxable value (Assessor’s Office).
  • Oconee 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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