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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, SC Economic Development Group Announces Strong Job … – Newswire Today (press release)

Greenville, SC Economic Development Group Announces Strong Job
Newswire Today (press release)
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Greenville, SC, United States, 2014/04/23 – Greenville County, South Carolina announced strong job creation and capital investment in 2013, adding 1,001 new jobs, $239 million in new investment, and a 7-to-1 return in
Hitt: SC the 'beast of the Southeast'GSA Business

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No Tax Hike SC pushes back against penny tax referendum – GSA Business

No Tax Hike SC pushes back against penny tax referendum
GSA Business
No Tax Hike SC organizer Joshua Cook thinks Greenville County roads need to be fixed. But that doesn't mean he should have to pay extra for it, he said. “We already pay taxes with a road maintenance fee that's supposed to repair county roads. We also




Greenville County Councilman Willis Meadows to run for re-election – Travelers Rest Tribune

Greenville County Councilman Willis Meadows to run for re-election
Travelers Rest Tribune
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville County Councilman Willis Meadows announced his candidacy for re-election for the Greenville County Council District 19 seat. Meadows, vice-chairman of county council, said Willis Meadows, Greenville County Council …




Cycling season brings renewed tension on SC roads – The State

Cycling season brings renewed tension on SC roads
The State
Wendy Nanney proposed — and later pulled after backlash from cyclists — and then with Greenville County Councilman Joe Dill, who said he's heard from many northern Greenville County residents who are none too pleased with the abundance of bicycles …

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Mom Held After Baby Survives Being Tossed in Trash Can – NBCNews.com

Mom Held After Baby Survives Being Tossed in Trash Can
NBCNews.com
Sharon Lenise Ferguson of Greenville, SC, was charged with attempted murder and child endangerment Monday after a baby was found in a trash can in the family's back yard. Ferguson remained in the Greenville County jail Monday night on $125,000 cash …




Greenville County Council considers $650M in road upgrades – GSA Business

Greenville County Council considers $650M in road upgrades
GSA Business
The S.C. Department of Transportation, Greenville County and the municipalities already have a collective dedicated funding to the tune of more than $20.5 million per year. With its current annual funding, it would take the SCDOT approximately 83 years

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