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  • Abbeville County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  May 10, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the Ninty-Six District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Abbeville, South Carolina

    County history - Abbeville County is named in honor for the town of Abbeville, France.

    Abbeville Courthouse
    GHLL Abbeville County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Abbeville County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Abbeville County Historical Society / Abbeville, SC)
    6. US/SCGenWeb site - Abbeville County Archives
    7. US/SCGenWeb - Abbeville County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Abbeville County (Local Records)  |  Abbeville, SC (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Greenville County (north), Anderson County (north), Laurens County (northeast),
             Greenwood County (east), McCormick County (southeast), Elbert County, Georgia
             (west).

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Anderson County, SC.
    Census Information Abbeville County):
  • 1830 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Abbeville county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Allendale County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Barnwell and Hampton Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1919
    County Seat:  Allendale, South Carolina

    County history - Allendale County is named for the Allen family, one of whose members, Paul Allen, was the town's first postmaster.

    Allendale Courthouse
    1. Allendale County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Allendale County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Allendale County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Allendale County Historical Society (Allendale, SC)
    4. Allendale County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Allendale County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Allendale County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Allendale County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Allendale County Vital Records - Allendale Public Health Department, P.O. Box 386, 415 N. Memorial, Allendale, SC 29810.


  • Anderson County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 03, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of the old Anderson District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1868
    County Seat:  Anderson, South Carolina

    County history - Anderson County is named in honor of Revolutionary War leader Robert Anderson.

    Anderson Courthouse
    GHLL Anderson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Anderson County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Anderson County Genealogical Society / Anderson, SC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Anderson County Museum / Anderson, SC)
    7. US/SCGenWeb site - Anderson County Archives
    8. US/SCGenWeb - Anderson County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Anderson County (Local Records)  |  Anderson, SC (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pickens County (north), Greenville County (northeast), Laurens County (east),
                
    Abbeville County (south), Elbert County, Georgia (southwest), Hart County, Georgia
             (west), Oconee County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Anderson County, SC.
        GenealogyTrails - Anderson County

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Anderson county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Barnwell County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Barnwell District, in 1798.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1800
    County Seat:  Barnwell, North Carolina

    County history - Barnwell County was called Winton County in 1785. The County was then named for John Barnwell, a Revolutionary War figure in 1800, the same year Barnwell died.

    Barnwell Courthouse
    1. Barnwell County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Barnwell County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia]
    3. Barnwell County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society / Aiken, SC)
    4. Barnwell County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Barnwell County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Barnwell County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Barnwell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Barnwell County Vital Records - Barnwell Public Health Department, P.O. Box 427, 164 Calhoun Street, Barnwell, SC 29812.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society / Orangeburgh, SC)

      Census Information:
    10. 1800 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Barnwell District (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages).


  • Beaufort County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the parishes of Prince William, St. Luke, St. Helena, and St. Peter.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1769
    County Seat:  Beaufort, South Carolina

    County history - Beaufort County is named in honor of Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

    Beaufort Courthouse
    1. Beaufort County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Beaufort County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Beaufort County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Beaufort County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 5492
          Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

    4. Beaufort County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Beaufort County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Beaufort County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Beaufort County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Beaufort County Vital Records - Beaufort Public Health Department, 601 Wilmington Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.

      Census Information:
    9. 1790 Census (T) - Federal Census Beaufort County (Text: 1 page).


  • Berkeley County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Charleston County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1882
    County Seat:  Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    County history - Berkeley County is named in honor of two of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, Lord John Berkeley (d. 1678) and Sir William Berkeley (d. 1677). The county was orginally named in 1682, and at one time it included the parishes of St. John Berkeley, St. James Goose Creek, St. James Santee, St. Stephen, and St. Thomas and St. Denis. In 1769 this area became part of Charleston District, and it did not become a separate county again until 1882.
             The county seat was Mount Pleasant from 1882 until 1895, when it was moved to Moncks Corner.



    Berkeley Courthouse
    1. Berkeley County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Berkeley County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Berkeley County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Berkeley County Historical Society / Moncks Corner, SC)
    4. Berkeley County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Berkeley County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Berkeley County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Berkeley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Berkeley County Vital Records - Moncks Corner Health Department, 109 West Main Street, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Berkeley County Huguenot Society of South Carolina / Moncks Corner, SC)


  • Charleston County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 20, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of an "original district".
    Established:  xx-xxx-1783
    County Seat:  Charleston, South Carolina

    County history - Charleston County is named in honor of A contraction of the original settlement name, (Charles Town) in honor of King Charles II of England. Charles Town (renamed Charleston in 1783) was the political, social, and economic center of South Carolina throughout the colonial and antebellum periods, and it served as the state capital until 1790. The county was first termed, "The Charleston District" in 1769 and came into being in 1783 as a county.

    Charleston Courthouse
    1. Charleston County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Charleston County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Charleston County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Charleston County Chapter (SCGS) (Charleston, SC)
    4. Charleston County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Charleston County - US/SCGenWeb site (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. Charleston County Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Charleston County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Charleston County Vital Records - Charleston County Public Health Department, 4050 Bridgeview Drive, Suite 475, North Charleston, SC 29405.

    9. Charleston Earthquake - 1866 Photos
    10. Charleston Slaveholders - (1860) From Large Slaveholders of 1860
    11. Charles Towne - Charles Towne Landing (State Historic Site).


  • Cherokee County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Spartanburg, Union, and York Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1897
    County Seat:  Gaffney, South Carolina

    County history - Cherokee County is named in honor of The Cherokee Native Americans, who are a Native American people historically settled in the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee).

    Cherokee Courthouse
    1. Cherokee County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cherokee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cherokee County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society / Gaffney, SC)
    4. Cherokee County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cherokee County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cherokee County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cherokee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cherokee County Vital Records - Cherokee Public Health Department, 400 S. Logan Street, P. O. Box 338, Gaffney, SC 26342.

      Census Information:
    9. 1910 Census (T) - Federal Census Cherokee County, ED 004 (Text: 2 pages / Partial: 1 page).


  • Chester County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of The Camden District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Chester, South Carolina

    County history - Chester County is named in honor of Chester County, Pennsylvania. The courthouse was built in 1852.

    Chester Courthouse
    1. Chester County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Chester County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Chester County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Chester County Historical Society (Richburg, SC)
    4. Chester County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Chester County Genealogical Society & Museum (Chester, SC)
    5. Chester County - US/CTGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Chester County - US/CTGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Chester County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Chester County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Chester County Vital Records - Chester County Public Health Department, P.O. Box 724, 129 Wylie St., Chester, SC 29706

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Chester District, South Carolina (9 files)


  • Chesterfield County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Cheraws District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1798
    County Seat:  Chesterfield, South Carolina

    County history - Chesterfield County is named in honor of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (22 September 1694  24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters.

    Chesterfield Courthouse
    1. Chesterfield County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Chesterfield County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Chesterfield County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Chesterfield County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Chesterfield County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Chesterfield County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Chesterfield County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Chesterfield County Vital Records - Chesterfield Public Health Department, 203 North Page Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

    9. My South Carolina Genealogy - History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chesterfield Dist. Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society / Chesterfield, SC)

      Census Information:
    11. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Chesterfield County (Text: 7 pages)>


  • Clarendon County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Camden & Sumter Districts, 1785.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seat:  Manning, South Carolina

    County history - Clarendon County is named in honor of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1608/9-1674), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina

    Clarendon Courthouse
    1. Clarendon County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clarendon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clarendon County - US/SCGenWeb site (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Clarendon County Historical Society
          211 North Brooks Street
          Manning, SC 29102

    4. Clarendon County - US/SCGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clarendon County - US/SCGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clarendon County Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clarendon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Clarendon County Vital Records - Clarendon Public Health Department, 110 East Boyce Street, Manning, SC 29102.
               Note:  Please be sure to click on the county vital records link just above, Each of South Carolina's counties has a
               vital records office in the county health department. Each office can search for birth and death records from
               January 1, 1915.


  • Colleton County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 6, 2011
  • Formed from:  Colleton was created as one of the three original proprietary countiesportions of Charleston District, 1682.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1798
    County Seat:  Walterboro, North Carolina

    County history - Colleton County is named in honor of Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet (1608 1666) served Charles I during the English Civil War. In 1663, Charles II, granted Colleton and the other seven individuals, called Lords Proprietors, the land called Carolina, named in honor of his father, Charles I.

    Colleton Courthouse
    GHLL Colleton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Colleton County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society (Blog) / Walterboro, SC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society / Walterboro, SC)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old St. Bartholomew Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society / Walterboro, SC)
    8. US/SCGenWeb site - Colleton County Archives
    9. US/SCGenWeb - Colleton County Genealogy & History
    10. Colleton County Vital Records - Colleton Public Health Department, 219 South Lemacks, P.O. Box 229, Walterboro,
               SC 29488.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Orangeburg County (north), Dorchester County (northeast), Charleston County
             (east), Beaufort County (south), Hampton County (west), Allendale County (west),
             Bamberg County (northwest).

        Colleton county - Convict Camp 1930 Index of Prisoners

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Colleton county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.



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