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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

Greenville County players named to SC-NC all-star game – Greenville News


Greenville News
Greenville County players named to SC-NC all-star game
Greenville News
Four Greenville County players were among those chosen to represent the state in the 2016 South Carolina vs. North Carolina basketball all-star games March 19 at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach. Three county girls who have signed with Division I …




Greenville County schools placed on lockdown after burglary – Live 5 News


Live 5 News
Greenville County schools placed on lockdown after burglary
Live 5 News
Greenville County deputies says a burglary just after noon led to a manhunt that locked down three schools. Thomas E. Kerns Elementary, Southside High, and MT Anderson Support Center were on lockdown for more than an hour Tuesday due to a suspect …
Manhunt ends in Greenville; Schools off lockdownWSPA.com
Greenville schools put on lockdownWYFF Greenville

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Driver injured in Greenville County school bus crash – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Driver injured in Greenville County school bus crash
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —A crash involving a Greenville County school bus blocked traffic Wednesday morning at Brookforest Drive and Hillside Lane, according to the director of communications for Greenville County Schools. More News. Driver dies in …

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Why is it ‘all or nothing’ when Greenville County Schools close for bad weather? – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Why is it 'all or nothing' when Greenville County Schools close for bad weather?
WYFF Greenville
But upper Greenville County is CLEARLY different that the bottom half. Draw a line. If a teacher can't make it, or a student cant' make it (especially magnets and choice) you make allowances, etc, but there are ways to make things work. Postpone any

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Dog dies in Greenville County house fire, fire chief says – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Dog dies in Greenville County house fire, fire chief says
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night, according to Slater-Marietta Fire Chief Marion Cruell. Firefighters responded at 9 a.m. to the fire on Ridge Trail. Cruell said the house was fully engulfed in flames when they
Two people escape burning home in Cleveland, SCWSPA.com

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Storm closings and delays – Greenville News


Greenville News
Storm closings and delays
Greenville News
The following schedules are affected by a winter storm. Upstate South Carolina is under a winter storm warning through 7 p.m. on Saturday. … Greenville County Schools will be closed on Monday. -The Greenville Symphony Orchestra has canceled its …
Treacherous conditions expected with winter stormGreerToday

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