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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 SCGenweb site

Greenville County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 16236
Greenville, SC 29606

Greenville County Historical Society
P.O. Box 10472
Greenville, SC 29603

Greenville County Courthouse
301 University Ridge, Suite 100
County Courthouse
Greenville, SC 29601

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name

1790 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name PDF format

1800 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name

1800 Federal Census transcription PDF format

1810 Federal Census Index

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 Index

1830 Federal Census transcription PDF format

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Population Schedule – alphabetically by last name gives age and page number as well

1850 Federal Census Index – index to last names in Population/Agriculture and Slave schedules

Marriage Records

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.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Greenville County

Family Genealogy Pages

Our Upstate Ancestry

Other

Collection of Old Postcards from Greenville County, SC

Query Forums

Georgetown County, SC Forum for Queries

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Greenville County from the Forum:

South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Greenville Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics

Oscewicee on “William Edward Lee parents, siblings”

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!!




Walkerjw816 on “CARLISLE, SHERMAN T.”

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.


Greenville County, SC at genforum

Cities and towns of Greenville County:

Batesville
Cleveland
Conestee
Fountain Inn
Greenville (County Seat)
Greer
Marietta
Mauldin
Park Place
Piedmont
Simpsonville
Slater
Taylors
Tigerville
Travelers Rest

News Related to Greenville County, SC
“greenville county” sc – Google News

Death investigation underway in Greenville County – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Death investigation underway in Greenville County
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —A death investigation is underway in Greenville County, according to a release from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. The release from Master Deputy Jonathan Smith said that an "active death investigation" is taking
Police Say 13-year-old SC Boy Stabbed Mom To DeathWJBF-TV
Police: 13-year-old SC boy stabs mom to deathWCBD News 2
13-year-old in custody after mother found dead in Greenville CountyWIS
WHNS Greenville -WLTX.com
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Man indicted in Greenville County shooting death – Hilton Head Island Packet

Man indicted in Greenville County shooting death
Hilton Head Island Packet
GREENVILLE, S.C. — An 18-year-old man has been indicted on murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of a Greenville County woman. The Greenville News reports (http://grnol.co/1L0txho ) that a grand jury on Monday returned those indictments …

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Greenville County schools app gets an A-plus – Live 5 News

Greenville County schools app gets an A-plus
Live 5 News
Now Greenville County parents can access an app that helps speed up the car pick-up line at school while keeping students inside classrooms until parents arrive. The app was created by the district's technology director. After a successful launch a

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Witness describes dog attack on 2 women: ‘It destroyed her arm’ – WYFF Greenville


WLTX.com
Witness describes dog attack on 2 women: 'It destroyed her arm'
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —Two women were viciously attacked by a dog in Greenville County Tuesday morning, according to a witness at the scene and deputies. Deputy explains dog attack in Greenville Co. Deputy explains dog attack in Greenville Co.
SC Deputy Shoots Dog That Attacked 2 WomenWLTX.com
Greenville deputy shoots dog that attacked, hurt 2 womenHilton Head Island Packet
Dog Nearly Rips Woman's Arm Off, Upstate Authorities SayWLOS

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Deputy involved in crash in Greenville County – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Deputy involved in crash in Greenville County
WYFF Greenville
A pickup truck, driven by Todd McCarson, 43, of Travelers Rest, sideswiped the deputy's SUV, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said Deputy Matthew Smith, of Greer, was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with
Greenville Co. deputy injured in crashWMBF

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Greenville County seeks input on bike locker locations – Greenville News


Greenville News
Greenville County seeks input on bike locker locations
Greenville News
As the Swamp Rabbit Trail continues to grow in size and popularity, so does Greenville County's interest in cycling. Even in spots where the trail has not yet connected, there's a growing number of cyclists traveling on roads and bike paths. With more


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