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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Death investigation underway in Greenville County
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. âA death investigation is underway in Greenville County, according to a release from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. The release from Master Deputy Jonathan Smith said that an "active death investigation" is taking …
Police Say 13-year-old SC Boy Stabbed Mom To Death
Police: 13-year-old SC boy stabs mom to death
13-year-old in custody after mother found dead in Greenville County
Man indicted in Greenville County shooting death
Hilton Head Island Packet
GREENVILLE, S.C. â An 18-year-old man has been indicted on murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of a Greenville County woman. The Greenville News reports (http://grnol.co/1L0txho ) that a grand jury on Monday returned those indictments …
Greenville County schools app gets an A-plus
Live 5 News
Now Greenville County parents can access an app that helps speed up the car pick-up line at school while keeping students inside classrooms until parents arrive. The app was created by the district's technology director. After a successful launch a …
Witness describes dog attack on 2 women: 'It destroyed her arm'
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. âTwo women were viciously attacked by a dog in Greenville County Tuesday morning, according to a witness at the scene and deputies. Deputy explains dog attack in Greenville Co. Deputy explains dog attack in Greenville Co.
SC Deputy Shoots Dog That Attacked 2 Women
Greenville deputy shoots dog that attacked, hurt 2 women
Dog Nearly Rips Woman's Arm Off, Upstate Authorities Say
Deputy involved in crash in Greenville County
A pickup truck, driven by Todd McCarson, 43, of Travelers Rest, sideswiped the deputy's SUV, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said Deputy Matthew Smith, of Greer, was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with …
Greenville Co. deputy injured in crash
Greenville County seeks input on bike locker locations
As the Swamp Rabbit Trail continues to grow in size and popularity, so does Greenville County's interest in cycling. Even in spots where the trail has not yet connected, there's a growing number of cyclists traveling on roads and bike paths. With more …