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  • Dorchester County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Berkeley and Colleton Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1868
    County Seat:  St. George, South Carolina

    County history - Dorchester County was named by Congregationalist religious settlers in 1696, after their previous residence, Dorchester, Massachusetts.

    Dorchester Courthouse
    GHLL Dorchester County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Dorchester County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dorchester County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Upper Dorchester County Historical Society / Dorchester, SC)
    6. US/SCGenWeb site - Dorchester County Archives
    7. US/SCGenWeb - Dorchester County Genealogy & History
    8. Dorchester County Vital Records - Summerville Health Department, 500 North Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bamberg County (west), Berkeley County (east), Charleston County (southeast),
             Colleton County (southwest), Orangeburg County (northwest).



  • Edgefield County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 8, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the former Ninety-Six District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Edgefield, South Carolina

    County history - The origin of the County's name, Edgefield, is not clear. It is thought [by some - the South Carolina State Library's information] that it is "usually described as a'fanciful' name."

    Edgefield Courthouse
    GHLL Edgefield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Edgefield 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 - Edgefield County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Edgefield County Historical Society / Edgefield, SC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old Edgefield County Genealogical Society / Edgefield, SC)
    7. US/SCGenWeb site - Edgefield County Archives
    8. US/SCGenWeb - Edgefield County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Edgefield County Public Health Department, 21 Star Road, Edgefield, SC 29824.
               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.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              Saluda County (northeast), Aiken County (east), Richmond County, Georgia
             (southwest), Columbia County, Georgia (southwest), McCormick County (west),
             Greenwood County (northwest).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).


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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Edgefield County (Text: 15 pages).


  • Fairfield County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 21, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the then, Camden District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Winnsboro, South Carolina

    County history - Fairfield County is named, It is alleged, that the county's name originated from a statement made by General Cornwallis when he declared "How Fair These Fields" during the British occupation of the area in 1780-81. The house Cornwallis stayed in during the occupation is still standing.

    Fairfield Courthouse
    GHLL Fairfield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Fairfield 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 - Fairfield County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (South Carolina Genealogical Society, Fairfield Chapter / Winnsboro, SC)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fairfield County Historical Society & Museum / Winnsboro, SC)
    7. US/SCGenWeb site - Fairfield County Archives
    8. US/SCGenWeb - Fairfield County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - 1136 Kincade Bridge Rd., P.O. Box 270, Winnsboro, SC 29180.
               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.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Chester County (North), Lancaster County (Northeast), Kershaw County (East),
             Richland County (South), Newberry County (West), Union County (Northwest).

        Genealogy Trails - Fairfield County.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Georgetown County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 1, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the Original District, Winyah [renamed Georgetown in 1800].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1769
    County Seat:  Georgetown, South Carolina

    County history - Georgetown County is named in honor of King George II of England.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Georgetown County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Georgetown County Vital Records - Georgetown County Vital Records, 531 Lafayette Circle, Georgetown, SC 29440.
               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.

    9. Georgetown County - Yauhannah, The Great Pee Dee River


  • Greenville County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the then named, Washington District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1784
    County Seat:  Greenville, South Carolina

    County history - Greenville County is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene of Revolutionary fame or to recall Isaac Green, an early settler. Most evidence points to the later inference.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Greenville County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Greenville County Vital Records - Greenville County Public Health Department, 200 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29602.


  • Hampton County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Beaufort County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1787
    County Seat:  Hampton, South Carolina

    County history - Hampton County is named in honor of Wade Hampton (1752  February 4, 1835) was a South Carolina soldier, politician, two-term U.S. Congressman, and wealthy plantation owner. He was the scion of the politically important Hampton family, which was influential in state politics almost into the 20th century. Hampton served in the American Revolution as a lieutenant colonel in a South Carolina volunteer cavalry regiment. He was a Democratic-Republican member of Congress for South Carolina from 1795-1797 and from 1803-1805, and a presidential elector in 1801.


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hampton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hampton County Vital Records - Hampton Public Health Department, 531 West Carolina Ave, P.O. Box 37, Hampton, SC 29924.


  • Horry County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Georgetown (District) County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1769
    County Seat:  Conway, South Carolina

    County history - Horry County is named in honor of Peter Horry (1747 - 28 February 1815) was a South Carolina militia leader. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, leading the 5th South Carolina Regiment.

    Horry Courthouse
    GHLL Horry 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 - Horry County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Horry County Historical Society / Conway, SC)
    6. US/SCGenWeb site - Horry County Archives
    7. US/SCGenWeb - Horry County Genealogy & History
    8. Horry County Vital Records - Horry County Vital Records, 1511A Ninth Avenue, Conway, SC 29526.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Columbus County, North Carolina (northeast), Brunswick County, North Carolina
             (east), Robeson County, North Carolina (northwest), Georgetown County
             (southwest), Marion County (west), Dillon County (northwest).

        Horry County - The Horry Herald



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