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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

Five Blue Ridge football players charged with assault by mob – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
Five Blue Ridge football players charged with assault by mob
Hilton Head Island Packet
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC — Five Blue Ridge High School varsity football players have been charged with assault and battery by mob in a locker room incident that occurred Tuesday, according to documents and school officials. On Tuesday, a freshman …
5 Blue Ridge football players suspendedTravelers Rest Tribune
Blue Ridge athletes chargedGreerToday

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Bullet grazes woman’s head near BI-LO store in Greenville County – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Bullet grazes woman's head near BI-LO store in Greenville County
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —A woman was grazed by a bullet Tuesday afternoon behind a BI-LO grocery store in Greenville County. Greenville County deputies said the call came in at about 4 p.m. The BI-LO is located at 3220 West Blue Ridge Drive.

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Mother of teen killed in gas station wreck speaks out – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Mother of teen killed in gas station wreck speaks out
WYFF Greenville
LIZ LOHUIS WYFF NEWS FOUR LIVE IN GREENVILLE COUNTY. GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —The mother of a teenage boy killed in a fiery wreck at a Greenville County gas station has a message for drivers. Coroner: 1 dead, several injured after crash at …
Teen killed, several hurt in crash at Spinx gas stationWHNS Greenville

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Greenville County Schools to screen students for Ebola – Greenville News


Greenville News
Greenville County Schools to screen students for Ebola
Greenville News
District personnel have been given additional protocols to follow from the Centers for Disease Control and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to prevent the spread of the disease or to prepare if it does spread to the area.
Greenville schools to screen students for EbolaSFGate

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SC county denies same-sex marriage license requests – USA TODAY


USA TODAY
SC county denies same-sex marriage license requests
USA TODAY
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Three same-sex couples who applied for marriage licenses Wednesday in Greenville County Probate Court were denied. The applications were made in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court refusal this week to consider six Court of …
SC Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licensesWYFF Greenville
Greenville County Probate Court denying same-sex marriage licensesSCNow
Gay marriages starting in South CarolinaAiken Standard
The State -Rock Hill Herald
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Coroner: Fire caused deaths of Greenville Co. grandmother and toddler – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Coroner: Fire caused deaths of Greenville Co. grandmother and toddler
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —The Greenville County coroner said a fire caused the deaths of a woman and her great-grandson whose bodies were found Friday by a family member. Kent Dill said a family member went into a home on Lindsey Lake Road to …

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