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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Deputies: Child dies in illegal Greenville daycare
COLUMBIA, S.C. â As Greenville County deputies began investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl at a home daycare, the owner insisted she was only watching the maximum of six children she was licensed to care for. But officers found 14 more …
SC day care worker hid 14 children in basement, had loaded gun within reach …
Berea Middle School teacher mourned
As it turned out, the man who Greenville County authorities said they are questioning in connection with the death of a Berea Middle School teacher found in a motel after a fire Monday, was distraught, a Banks County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. – Three dozen people were arrested in Greenville County in connection with a prostitution sting. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during …
36 nabbed in SC prostitution bust on National Day of Johns Arrest
Man charged with murder of SC teacher found dead in motel
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
GREENVILLE, SC -. Greenville County authorities have now charged Darrin Terrell Eskew, 21, with murder. They say he killed Laurie Patton at the Quality Inn & Suites on South Pleasantburg Drive Monday morning. Investigators tell us Eskew strangled …
Fitch Rates Greenville County, SC's GOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
MRO (press release)
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 …
Meyer Tool, Inc. Expands Greenville, South Carolina Manufacturing Operations
Newswire Today (press release)
Meyer Tool, Inc., an innovative high-tech supplier to the gas turbine engine industry, will more than triple the footprint of its manufacturing operation in Greenville County, S.C., initially investing an additional $5 million and adding at least 50 …
Meyer Tool to invest $5M, add 50 jobs in Greenville County
Meyer Tool to expand in Greenville
Meyer Tool Inc. to expand Greenville operation