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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 teachers face child porn charges – Greenville News


Greenville News
Greenville County teachers face child porn charges
Greenville News
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children contacted the Greenville County Sheriff's Office on Thursday about the identification of child pornography on computers belonging to persons in Greenville County. The investigation was a
Neighbors react to arrests of teachers on porn chargesWYFF Greenville
Two Middle School Teachers Accused Of Owning And Distributing Child PornWSPA.com

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Victims identified in fatal Greenville County wreck – Greenville News


Greenville News
Victims identified in fatal Greenville County wreck
Greenville News
Two teenagers died in a single-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon in Greenville County, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. The victims were Timothy Michael Arrowood, a 19-year-old man from Travelers Rest and Josey Macala Cox, a 17-year-old girl from …
Teens killed in Greenville Co. wreck identified by coronerWHNS Greenville
Coroner identifies two teens killed in crashWYFF Greenville

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Deputies: Man wanted in deadly shooting – WYFF Greenville


Greenville News
Deputies: Man wanted in deadly shooting
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE, S.C. —After three days on the run, Greenville County deputies arrested and charged a man in connection with the death of a 20-year-old woman. More News. 14-year-old shoots, kills intruder · Chief shares details in 3-year-old's… 4 animals …
Deputies seek suspect in fatal Echols Drive shootingWHNS Greenville
Greenville woman's shooting death under investigationGreenville News
Greenville County Woman Shot to DeathWLTX.com

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Fitch Rates Greenville County, SC’s GOs ‘AAA’; Outlook Stable – Yahoo Finance UK

Fitch Rates Greenville County, SC's GOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Yahoo Finance UK
STRONG FISCAL OVERSIGHT: Greenville County's 'AAA' GO rating is supported by its exceptional financial management, consistent surplus operating results, sizable reserve levels and ample balance sheet liquidity. DIVERSE AND BROAD ECONOMIC …

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Several people hurt after deck collapse in Greenville County, SC; 6 have more … – BreakingNews.com


WNCT
Several people hurt after deck collapse in Greenville County, SC; 6 have more
BreakingNews.com
Several people hurt after deck collapse in Greenville County, SC; 6 have more serious injuries but none life threatening – @LizLohuisWYFF · see original on twitter.com · Alert my friends · Greenville, SC, US · South Carolina, US. 20 WHOA!
22 hospitalized after SC deck collapse on ThanksgivingWNCT
Dispatchers: Deck collapses; multiple injuriesWYFF Greenville

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Child Hit By Car in Greenville County – WLOS


WLOS
Child Hit By Car in Greenville County
WLOS
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A child is rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car Tuesday night. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Conestee Road, around 8:15pm. Lance Corporal Tony Keller says the driver, a woman …
Coroner: Child walking home from church dies after being hit by carWYFF Greenville
Juvenile pedestrian hit in Greenville CountyGreenville News

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