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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St. Francis, AnMed Health latest to limit visitation because of flu
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC â Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is the latest hospital in the region to ask for limited visitation because of a growing number of flu cases. "We've seen 135 cases of flu over the past week, with 10 of those resulting in …
Autistic man's arrest, tasing denounced
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC â Local civil rights leaders Tuesday denounced the tasing arrest of Tario Anderson, an autistic black man who they said was brutalized and beaten while he lay on the street in handcuffs. Anderson was arrested Christmas Eve …
Landrum High student killed in northern Greenville County wreck
Travelers Rest Tribune
LANDRUM, S.C. â A 17-year-old Landrum High School student was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northern Greenville County Wednesday morning, according to the Greenville County Coroner's Office. Coroner B. Parks Evans said Jordan Thomas Skyler …
Landrum teen dies in wreck
Coroner: Landrum High student killed in wreck driving to school
Teen killed in crash while driving to SC high school
H.S. Student Identified As Victim In Deadly Greenville Co. Crash
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. – An Upstate high school student is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Greenville County Wednesday morning. Officials say Jordan Thomas Skyler Powell, 17, was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a wooded …
Four-vehicle crash kills man in Union County
There was no word on his condition. The other drivers were not hurt, troopers said. The collision is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the South Carolina Transport Police and the Greenville County Coroner's Office.
Troopers investigate deadly crash in Pelzer
Update: Greenville's population growth outpaces state projections
Greenville County's population has already surpassed state officials' expectations for this year even without knowing how much it grew in 2014. The state's most populous county reached 2015 Census population projections two years faster than South …