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.
Family Genealogy Pages
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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ruhlamat America Inc., a designer and manufacturer of top tier customized automation equipment, will establish its U.S. operations in Greenville County, South Carolina. The undisclosed investment is expected to add at least 35 new jobs over the next …
Ruhlamat America Inc. establishes US operations in Greenville County
Automation firm establishes US operations in Greenville County
Ruhlamat America, Inc. to Establish Operations in Greenville County, South …
2nd body found in Greenville County floods
GREENVILLE, S.C. â Authorities have found the body of a second person who was swept away by flash flood waters over the weekend in Greenville County. Divers recovered the body of Timothy Sullivan, 39, from a pond at around 2:40 p.m. Monday, …
South Carolina Woman Swept Away by Flood Waters
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Woman dead, man missing in Greenville flash flood
Deputy on administrative leave after arrest caught on video
Greenville County Sheriff Office officials say a deputy seen on video punching a man inside Walmart during an arrest has been put on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway. Sandon Sierad. Sandon Sierad. View Large. Photos …
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SC deputy on administrative leave after arrest caught on video
Walmart suspect earlier charged with officer assault
Mannan Pharmaceuticals Establishing Research and Development Operations …
Newswire Today (press release)
… to Greenville County is another example of our growing research and development sector and the fact their company focuses on combatting some of the most debilitating cancers and diseases is great news for our state. We welcome them to South …
Drug company opening R&D center in Greenville
SC Mentor Network Employees Charged With Abuse In Greenville
Patsy D. Robinson, 50, from Laurens is charged with three counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. Clarence Willie Callie Dillard, 47, is charged with two counts of failing to report the abuse of a vulnerable …
Deputies: Manhunt prompts lockdown at 3 Greenville County school – FOX …
Greenville County deputies said arrest warrants have been issued for a man who ran from deputies and Greer Police on Tuesday, prompting Greenville County School District officials to place Skyland Elementary, Blue Ridge Middle, and Blue Ridge High …