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  • Kershaw County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Claremont, Fairfield, Lancaster, and Richland Counties, 1798.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1801
    County Seat:  Camden, South Carolina

    County history - Kershaw County is named in honor of Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.

    Kershaw Courthouse
    GHLL Kershaw County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Kershaw County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Society/Museum/Assn - (Catawba-Wateree Genealogical Society / Camden, SC)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kershaw County Historical Society / Camden, SC)
    6. US/SCGenWeb site - Kershaw County Archives
    7. US/SCGenWeb - Kershaw County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Kershaw Public Health Department, 1116 Church, Camden, SC 29020.br>         Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lancaster County (north), Chesterfield County (northeast), Darlington County (east),
             Lee County (southeast), Sumter County (southeast), Richland County (southwest),
             Fairfield County (west).

        Kershaw County - South Carolina History and Genealogy, (Genealogy Trails)
        Kershaw County - South Carolina Information Highway, Genealogy Resources

    Census Information:
        1800 Census (I) and (T) - South Carolina, 1800 Federal Census (Index, 1 file; Text, 1 file)


  • Lancaster County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Camden District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1798
    County Seat:  Lancaster, South Carolina

    County history - Lancaster County is named for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania due to the fact that many of the early settlers came to South Carolina from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lancaster County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lancaster County Vital Records - Lancaster Public Health Department, 1833 Pageland Hwy, P.O. Box 817, Lancaster, SC 29721.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Catawba-Wateree Genealogical Society / Camden, SC)


  • Lee County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Darlington, Kershaw, and Sumter Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1902
    County Seat:  Bishopville, South Carolina

    County history - Lee County is named in honor of Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807  October 12, 1870) was a career United States Army officer, a combat engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in American history. Lee was the son of Major General Henry Lee III "Light Horse Harry" (1756 1818), Governor of Virginia. He was also related to Meriwether Lewis (1774 1809).

    Lee Courthouse
    1. Lee County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lee County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Lee County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 684
          Bishopville, SC 29010

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lee County Vital Records - Lee Public Health Department, 810 Brown Street, Bishopville, SC 29010.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.


  • Lexington County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Orangeburg County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1804
    County Seat:  Lexington, South Carolina

    County history - Lexington County and its county seat, the town of Lexington, were named for the Battle of Lexington (Massachusetts), the first battle of the American Revolution.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lexington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lexington County Vital Records - Lexington County Public Health Department, 112 W. Hospital Drive, Lexington, SC 29169.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lexington County Museum (Chapin, SC)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (South Carolina Genealogical Society, Dutch Fork Chapter (Chapin, SC)


  • Marlboro County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the old Cheraws District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Bennettsville, South Carolina

    County history - Marlboro County is named in honor of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), originally spelled Marlborough. He was one of the greatest commanders in British military history. He was a great strategist and a shrewd diplomat who led English and allied armies in important victories over the French. He played a key role in thwarting the designs of Louis XIV. One of his descendants, Winston Churchill, also played a prominent role in European history.


    Marlboro Courthouse
    1. Marlboro County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Marlboro County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Marlboro County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Marlborough Historical Society
          123 South Marlboro Street
          Bennettsville, SC 29512 -4031

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Marlboro County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Marlboro County Vital Records - Marlboro Public Health Department, 117 Parsonage Street Ext., Bennettsville, SC 29512.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.


  • McCormick County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Abbeville, Edgefield, and Greenwood Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1914
    County Seat:  McCormick, South Carolina

    County history - McCormick County is named in honor of Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. (February 15, 1809  May 13, 1884) of Rockbridge County, Virginia was an American inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which became part of International Harvester Company in 1902.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McCormick County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McCormick County Vital Records - McCormick County Public Health Department, 204 Hwy 28, McCormick, SC 29835.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.


  • Newberry County, South Carolina —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 26, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of the Ninety Six District.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    County Seat:  Newberry, South Carolina

    County history - Newberry County, as the county seat, is possibly named for an early settler of the area, Captain John Newberry, Revolutionary War officer.

    Newberry Courthouse
    GHLL Newberry 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 - Newberry County, SC Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Newberry County Historical Society and Museum/ Newberry, SC)
    6. US/SCGenWeb site - Newberry County Archives
    7. US/SCGenWeb - Newberry County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Newberry County Health Department, 1308 Hunt Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Union County (north), Fairfield County (east), Lexington County (southeast),
             Richland County (southeast), Saluda County (south), Greenwood County
             (southwest), Laurens County (northwest).

        Newberry County - South Carolina History and Genealogy, (Genealogy Trails)
        Newberry County - South Carolina Information Highway, Genealogy Resources



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