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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… HELD AT TOMORROW NIGHT'S COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING. LIZ LOHUIS WYFF NEWS. GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. âDozens made a plea to Greenville County Council Monday night to stop the development of a grocery store on East Woodruff Road.
Greenville mail carriers have majority of SC Postal Service dog bite incidents
Greenville County has the highest number of dog bite incidents involving mail carriers out of all areas in the Greater South Carolina District, according to the U.S. Postal Service. According to a safety report released by the postal service, there …
Greenville County deputies release new info after woman beaten in parking lot
On Tuesday, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office released images of a person they believe may have information regarding the incident. Deputies said the person entered the gas station shortly after it occurred. Anyone with information on the incident …
Proposed Greenville County schools budget includes 3.3% property tax hike
A proposed Greenville County schools budget that would spend about $30 million more than this year includes a 3.3% ad valorem tax increase on businesses, motor vehicles and property other than owner-occupied residences. The $537 million spending …
Greenville man identified in single-car wreck
A Greenville man died early Sunday in a single-car wreck in Greenville County, the Highway Patrol said. Trenence "Trent" Michael Reece, 39, was driving alone northbound on Perimeter Road when the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, authorities …
Troopers: Car hits guardrail, goes airborne killing driver
HP: Driver killed in single-vehicle Greenville Co. wreck
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Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Greenville County
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Lottery officials are urging players to check their Powerball tickets after a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Travelers Rest. South Carolina Education Lottery officials said the winning ticket was purchased from the Handee Mart on North Highway 276 …