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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Mugshots released of 15 arrested in Internet prostitution sting
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Greenville County deputies investigate robbery at gas station
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United Way raises $16.7 million in Greenville County
âGreenville County is a great community for a lot of reasons,â said 2015 Campaign Chairman David Lominack, who is also S.C. market president for TD Bank. âBut what I've always known since growing up here is that the best thing about Greenville County …
Greenville County Council objects to refugee resettlement
Greenville County Council members unanimously voted in favor of a resolution opposing the relocation of refugees to the county Tuesday evening. The resolution also … On Monday, more than a dozen governors, including S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, objected to …
Greenville County Council Unanimously Votes Against Allowing Refugees to …
Council members approve resolution to ban refugees from Greenville County
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Lockdown lifted at 2 Greenville County schools
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. âThe modified lockdown at Blue Ridge Middle and Blue Ridge High School has been lifted. Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles said "a family situation" with a possible threat caused the two schools to go into …
Lockdown lifted at two Greenville Co. schools
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Greenville County council members consider resettlement of refugees
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World Relief says people from around the world have resettled in South Carolina since the 1970s, after passing an intensive screening process. Councilman Willis Meadows asked about welfare and education requirements, and what happens to refugees …
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