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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Greenville County coroner investigating death at prison
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The Greenville County Coroner's Office said they are investigating a death of a 30-year-old man at the Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer on Thursday. Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said the man was playing basketball outside on the court when he …
Murder victim's cousin yells at suspect who claims innocence
Obed Ronnell Jones, 26, is charged with murder, possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a gun by a violent felon, according to Greenville County deputies. Deputies said Jones turned himself in around 3 a.m. Friday …
Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Dead In Greenville Co. Car
Suspect in deadly shooting proclaims innocence
Murder suspect sought after woman found dead in car
Man accused of stabbing woman to death extradicted to Spartanburg County
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. âThe man accused of stabbing a woman to death has satisfied his bond in Greenville County and is now in the Spartanburg County Detention Center booked on a murder charge, according to Detention Center officials.
Man accused in deadly stabbing of Honea Path woman, kidnapping of 4-year-old
Man charged with murder, kidnapping arrested in Greenville
Honea Path Woman Found Dead In Lyman Home; Suspect Arrested
Teen driver targeted bicyclists in SC, sheriff says
GREENVILLE, S.C. â Authorities say a 16-year-old South Carolina boy faces six attempted-murder charges for targeting bicyclists as revenge for the deaths of two of his friends in a car wreck last December. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says …
SC deputies: 11 cyclists victims in strange revenge case
SC boy tried to kill bicyclists to avenge death of teen friends, – WNCN: News …
TR boy charged with attempted murders of bicyclists
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Coroner: Woman found shot to death in car
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. âA woman was found shot to death in her car Monday, according to Greenville County Coroner Park Evans. More News. Boys Home of South faces another lawsuit · Woman left sitting in chair so long… Man with 17 active …
Coroner: Woman found dead in car shot multiple times
24-Year-Old South Carolina Mother Found Shot Dead in Parking Lot
Community to tell Greenville cops 'Why We Run'
John Hampton, 29, fled from the South Carolina Highway Patrol in a car and died when he ran into another driver the morning of March 25 on White Horse Road near Old Grove Road. Hampton's mother, Lashone Finley, is expected to explain why he fled.