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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 SCGenweb site

Greenville County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 16236
Greenville, SC 29606

Greenville County Historical Society
P.O. Box 10472
Greenville, SC 29603

Greenville County Courthouse
301 University Ridge, Suite 100
County Courthouse
Greenville, SC 29601

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name

1790 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name PDF format

1800 Federal Census transcription – indexed by last name

1800 Federal Census transcription PDF format

1810 Federal Census Index

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 Index

1830 Federal Census transcription PDF format

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Population Schedule – alphabetically by last name gives age and page number as well

1850 Federal Census Index – index to last names in Population/Agriculture and Slave schedules

Marriage Records

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.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Greenville County

Family Genealogy Pages

Our Upstate Ancestry

Other

Collection of Old Postcards from Greenville County, SC

Query Forums

Georgetown County, SC Forum for Queries

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Greenville County from the Forum:

South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Greenville Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics

Oscewicee on “William Edward Lee parents, siblings”

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!!




Walkerjw816 on “CARLISLE, SHERMAN T.”

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.


Greenville County, SC at genforum

Cities and towns of Greenville County:

Batesville
Cleveland
Conestee
Fountain Inn
Greenville (County Seat)
Greer
Marietta
Mauldin
Park Place
Piedmont
Simpsonville
Slater
Taylors
Tigerville
Travelers Rest

News Related to Greenville County, SC
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Ruhlamat To Establish Operations Center In Greenville County, South Carolina – Area Development Online

Ruhlamat To Establish Operations Center In Greenville County, South Carolina
Area Development Online
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 CountyGwdToday
Automation firm establishes US operations in Greenville CountyGSA Business
Ruhlamat America, Inc. to Establish Operations in Greenville County, South Newswire Today (press release)
Greenville News
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2nd body found in Greenville County floods – SCNow


WLOS
2nd body found in Greenville County floods
SCNow
GREENVILLE, S.C. — 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 WatersNBCNews.com
Flooding Hits South Carolina, North Carolina Update: 2 Killed in Flash FloodsThe Weather Channel
Woman dead, man missing in Greenville flash floodAsheville Citizen-Times
WSOC Charlotte
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Deputy on administrative leave after arrest caught on video – WYFF Greenville


myfox8.com
Deputy on administrative leave after arrest caught on video
WYFF Greenville
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
Greenville Cops Beat Man Senseless At Walmart -FITSNews
SC deputy on administrative leave after arrest caught on videoWXIA-TV
Walmart suspect earlier charged with officer assaultGreenville News
myfox8.com -WJHL -The State
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Mannan Pharmaceuticals Establishing Research and Development Operations … – Newswire Today (press release)

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 GreenvilleGreenville News

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SC Mentor Network Employees Charged With Abuse In Greenville – WSPA.com

SC Mentor Network Employees Charged With Abuse In Greenville
WSPA.com
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 … – WHNS Greenville

Deputies: Manhunt prompts lockdown at 3 Greenville County school – FOX
WHNS Greenville
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 …

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