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Greenwood County Genealogy

Greenwood County was formed in 1897 from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties. The town of Greenwood was named for the plantation of one of it’s residents, John McGehee and was formed in 1824. Ninety Six was settled around 1730 as a frontier outpost. This county saw the first fight in South Carolina of the Revolutionary War at Fort Star which was held by the British. Patriot forces laid siege to the fort, but British reinforcements came and forced a retreat.

Greenwood County Genealogy Resources

Greenwood County SCGenweb site

Greenwood County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3468
Greenwood, SC 29648

Greenwood County Government

Greenwood County Courthouse
528 Monument Street
County Courthouse
Greenwood, SC 29646

Census Records


USGS listing of cemeteries in Greenwood County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Greenwood County, SC Forum for Queries

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Cities and towns of Greenwood County:

Greenwood (County Seat)
Ninety Six
Promised Land
Ware Shoals

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