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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

Miss Greenville County Crowned Miss South Carolina 2015 – WLTX.com


WLTX.com
Miss Greenville County Crowned Miss South Carolina 2015
WLTX.com
Columbia, SC (WLTX) — Miss Greenville County was crowned the Miss South Carolina 2015 at the Township Auditorium on Saturday night. Daja Dial, a 22-year-old Clemson student from Spartanburg, will now compete in the Miss America Pageant on …
Miss Greenville County claims titleThe State
Clemson student could be next Miss AmericaGreenville News
Greenville Co. contestant takes home Miss South Carolina crownLive 5 News
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Miss Greenville County Crowned Miss SC 2015 – WSPA.com


WSPA.com
Miss Greenville County Crowned Miss SC 2015
WSPA.com
Dial will compete in the Miss America Pageant on Sunday, September 14th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Runners-up for the title of Miss South Carolina are: First runner up: Miss Greater Greer, Anna Brown. Second runner up: Miss Hilton Head Island, Kate …
Both lanes reopened after deadly tanker crashGreenville News

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Deputies: Greenville County school bookkeeper arrested – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Deputies: Greenville County school bookkeeper arrested
WYFF Greenville
McConnell turned herself in Friday morning and is being held in the Greenville County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. Greenville County School District officials said McConnell was put on unpaid administrative leave in January and has now …
School worker charged in connection with missing fundsLive 5 News

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Deputy hits, kills moped rider, investigators say – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Deputy hits, kills moped rider, investigators say
WYFF Greenville
“The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is cooperating with the South Carolina Highway Patrol during the investigation into the collision. The Sheriff's Office is also conducting an internal investigation and the deputy has been placed on
Greenville County deputy in fatal wreck placed on administrative dutyTravelers Rest Tribune
Greenville County sheriff's deputy placed on leave during investigation of Daily Journal
Moped driver in SC killed after collision with deputyWSAV-TV

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Coroner releases name of man found dead in Greenville – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Coroner releases name of man found dead in Greenville
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —The Greenville County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man found dead on Saturday. More News. Deputies say they're searching for… Firefighter issued commerical… 6+ hours later, lanes of I-85 remain.

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Suspect bragged on Facebook about killing man, deputies say – WYFF Greenville


WYFF Greenville
Suspect bragged on Facebook about killing man, deputies say
WYFF Greenville
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —A man charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old had bragged on Facebook and apologized to the victim's loved ones before his arrest, according to the post that was sent to WYFF News 4 and verified …
GCSO: Arrest made in deadly shooting at Boulder Creek ApartmentsWHNS Greenville
GCSO: Arrest made in deadly shooting at Boulder Creek Apartments WMBF

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