Greenville County Genealogy
Greenville County was formed in 1798 from the old Washington District. The district of Greenville itself had been created as eary as 1786, but was part of the Washington District for several years. The area had been territory of the Cherokee Indians until around 1777. The origin of the name is unsure, but it’s speculated that it was named for either an early resident Isaac Green, or the Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene. The town of Greenville was originally named Pleasantburg before an 1831 name change. The area was a popular summer getaway for low country planters in the 1800s.
Among the notable persons that came from Greenville County are baseball great “Shoeless Joe” Jackson and Political and Civil Rights Activist Jesse Jackson.
The Poinsett Bridge is located in Greenville County, SC. It is the oldest existing bridge in the state. (Built around 1820.) This was a vital connection between the mountains of North Carolina to the Charleston and coastal areas of South Carolina. The area surrounding the bridge is now a Heritage Preserve. Picture available here.
More photos of Greenville County, SC Historical locations avialable here.
Chick Springs became a mineral spring resort in the mid 19th century. There is currently little left to note it’s existence but a bath house and gazebo.
There’s a bimonthly (I should say semi-monthly because the come out every OTHER month) magazine targeting Greenville called G – The Greenville Magazine – from their tagline “Showcasing the style, character and beauty of Greenville and Upstate SC.”
Greenville County Courthouse
301 University Ridge, Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29601
1800 Federal Census transcription PDF format
1810 Federal Census transcription PDF format
1820 Federal Census Transcription – indexed by last name “A” – “Fincher” missing
1820 Federal Census Transcription PDF format
1830 Federal Census transcription PDF format
Greenville County, SC Marriage License Lookup Wonderful search of Greenville County marriage license’s. There seem to be a few gaps. The county’s site has a form you can request a copy of the marriage license as well.
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Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Greenville County from the Forum:
South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Greenville Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics
Can anyone point me to information on the family of William Edward Lee, who was born in Greenville County, S.C., in 1843 (I believe in September)? William Edward moved to Cherokee County, Ga., and married there after the Civil War in 1866. He served in the 36th Ga. Infantry, if that’s of any help. Thank you very much for any assistance!!
From Duluth GA to Athens GA. 1930 Census shows him in Greenwood Co SC. Does anyone have a contact, etc with this family? Please advise.
Cities and towns of Greenville County:
Greenville (County Seat)
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Federal judge refuses to block school prayers in Greenville County case
ANDERSON, SC â A federal judge Tuesday denied a humanist association's motion for a preliminary injunction that would have blocked Greenville County school events from being held in churches and other places of worship and student-initiated prayer …
Judge refuses to block prayers at Greenville County school events while …
Federal judge refuses to block school prayers
Pilot: 'Wish I knew' where he crashed plane near SC-NC line
A plane crashed in Greenville County near the South Carolina/North Carolina border on Tuesday evening, according to deputies. The single-engine plane crashed on Corbin Mountain at about 6 p.m., and the pilot then called 911, according to Capt.
Pilot survives small plane crash near NC-SC border
911 call released in Greenville Co. plane crash
Plane crashes on NC/SC border; minor injuries reported
Materials Sciences Corp. Plans Greenville County, South Carolina …
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Materials Sciences Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry, will invest $1 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Greenville County, South Carolina, creating 23 new jobs …
Materials Sciences Corp. to open new Greenville manufacturing facility
Nerdwallet picks 10 best South Carolina counties for job seekers
Beaufort County and Kershaw County ranked Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Greenville County, the most populous in South Carolina, ranked No. 4, followed by Richland County, York County, Aiken County, Pickens County, Oconee County and Anderson County.
Police: Man charged after shooting at Greenville apartment – FOX Carolina 21
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -. A man has been charged with murder after one …. The Greenville County coroner said one person was killed in a shooting at a Greenville apartment complex Tuesday night.More >. The Greenville County coroner said one …
Greenville man ID'd as victim in apartment complex shooting
Arrest Made in Deadly Shooting at Stonesthrow Apartments in Greenville
Greenville County prepares for wintry weather
South Carolina's Department of Transportation hadn't sent its crews out in South Carolina yet. They're waiting for ice to hit the roads before they treat them so as not to waste pre-treatment salt. A warning to drivers, though – just because one area …