South Carolina County History and Listings

South Carolina County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of South Carolina has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Abbeville
Box 99, Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-5312
http://www.abbevillecountysc.com
Incorporated: March 12, 1785
Parent county: District 96
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: start in 1873, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Court: 1873, Clerk of Court
Notes: Probate Judge has land records 1840-1875, marriage records 1911-1950, and probate records 1782-1950. Fire destroyed most pre-1872 county records.

Aiken
828 Richland Ave. W., Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-1715
http://www.aikencounty.net
Incorporated: March 10, 1871
Parent counties: Edgefield, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Lexington
Birth Records: start in 1901, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1873, Clerk of Court
Death: 1999, Department of Health
Probate: 1872, Probate Judge
Court: 1873, Clerk of Court
Land: 1872, Registrar Mesne Conveyance

Allendale
292 Barnwell Highway, Box 126, Allendale, SC 29810
(803) 584-2737
http://www.allendalecounty.com
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1919
Parent counties: Barnwell, Hampton
Land Records: 1919, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in 1919, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: County Board of Health has birth and death records 1915-1958. Probate Judge has marriage records 1919-2000 and probate records 1919-1951. Pre 1919 birth and death records include Barnwell County births and deaths.

Anderson
101 S. Main St., Box 8002, Anderson, SC 29622
(864) 260-1052
http://www.andersoncountysc.org
Incorporated: Dec. 20, 1826
Parent county: Pendleton District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1949, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Court: 1828, Clerk of Court
Notes: Anderson County Public Library has land records 1719-1772. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1828-1942. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1955 and probate records 1828-1907.

Bamberg
Box 150, Bamberg, SC 29003
(803) 245-3025
http://www.bambergcountysc.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1897
Parent county: Barnwell
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Marriage: 1904, Probate Judge
Divorce: start in 1898, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1898, Clerk of Court
Probate: 1904, Probate Judge
Court: 1898, Clerk of Court

Barnwell
Box 723, Barnwell, SC 29812
(803) 541-1020
http://www.barnwellcounty.sc.gov
Incorporated: 1800
Parent County: Orangeburg District
Divorce Records: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Land: start in 1779, kept by County Clerk
Court: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Notes: Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1959 and probate records 1787-1932. Probate records 1781-1787 and Clerk of Courts records 1791-1799 were destroyed with Orangeburg County records in February 1865.

Beaufort
Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901
(843) 470-5218
http://www.bcgov.net
Incorporated: 1769
Parent county: Beaufort District (name changed 1785)
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Marriage: unknown start, Probate Judge
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: start in 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Notes: Records prior to 1785 are filed in Charleston. Many records dating before 1865 were lost during reconstruction.

Berkeley
Box 6122, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(843) 719-4234
http://www.berkeleycountysc.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 31, 1882
Parent county: Charleston
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Marriage: 1920, Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Court: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Burial: unknown start, Department of Health
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has land records 1885-1926. Probate Judge has probate records 1883-1939.

Berkeley, old
Incorporated: 1682
Parent county: Original county
Notes: One of four original counties. Discontinued, 1769. Became part of Charleston District.

Calhoun
Box 709, St. Matthews, SC 29135
(803) 874-3524
http://www.calhouncounty.sc.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 14, 1908
Parent counties: Lexington, Orangeburg
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1949, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1735, Historical Commission
Probate: 1908, Probate Judge
Court: 1908, Clerk of Court
Bible: 1735, Historical Commission
Other Genealogical: 1735, Historical Commission
Notes: Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1956 and probate records 1908-1950.

Camden District
Incorporated: 1769
Parent counties: Craven, Berkeley, old
Notes: Created as one of seven original judicial districts. Discontinued in 1798 to form Chester, Claremont, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster counties.

Carteret District
Incorporated: 1685
Parent county: unknown
Notes: name changed to Granville 1708.

Charleston
100 Broad Street, Suite 106, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-5000
http://www.charlestoncounty.org
Incorporated: 1769
Parent county: Colleton, Berkeley, old
Marriage records: start in 1879, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Court: 1867, Clerk of Courts
Notes: County Health Department has birth records 1877-1926 and death records 1866-1914. Registrar of Mense Conveyance has land records 1680-1929. Probate Judge has probate records 1671-1874. Created in 1769 from portions of Colleton and Berkeley, old, as one of seven original judicial districts; split in 1798 to form Charleston and Colleton counties.

Cheraws
Incorporated: 1769
Parent county: Original district
Notes: Created in 1769 as one of seven original judicial districts. Discontinued in 1798 to form Chesterfield, Darlington and Marlboro counties.

Cherokee
125 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., Drawer 2289, Gaffney, SC 29342
(864) 487-2571
http://www.cherokeecountysc.com
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1897
Parent counties: Union, York, Spartanburg
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1897, Clerk of Court
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court and divorce records 1897-1937. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1897-1950.

Chester
140 Main St., Box 580, Chester, SC 29706
(803) 385-2605
http://www.chestercounty.org
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: 1962, Clerk of Court
Death: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Land: 1776, Clerk of Court
Court: 1785, Clerk of Court
Notes: Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1962 and probate records 1787-1950.

Chesterfield
Box 529, Chesterfield, SC 29709
(843) 623-2574
http://www.chesterfieldcountysc.com
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Cheraws District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Court: start in 1865, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1962 and probate records 1787-1950. Sherman’s army burned the county courthouse along with almost all public records in March 1865.

Claremont
Parent county: unknown
Notes: See Sumter County.

Clarendon
Box 136, Manning, SC 29102
(803) 435-4443
http://www.clarendoncountygov.org
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: 1947, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1908, Registrar Mesne Conveyance
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1840-1964. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1875-1915. Absorbed by Sumter District 1800, then recreated from Sumter 1855. Census schedules missing for 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850. Clarendon’s loose probate records begin in 1875.

Colleton
Box 620, Walterboro, SC 29488
(843) 549-5791
http://www.colletoncounty.org
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Charleston District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Dept of Health
Divorce: 1949, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Military: 1865, Veterans Affairs Office
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1824-1861. Probate Court has marriage records 1911-1973 and probate records 1865-1972. Most pre-1865 records destroyed in 1865 fire.

Colleton, old
Incorporated: 1683
Parent county: Original county
Notes: One of four original counties. Discontinued, 1769.

Craven, old
Incorporated: 1683
Parent county: Original county
Notes: One of four original counties. Discontinued, 1769.

Darlington
1 Public Sq., Darlington, SC 29532
(843) 398-4330
http://www.darcosc.com
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Cheraws District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: 1950, County Clerk
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1910, County Clerk
Probate: start in 1900, kept by Probate Judge
Notes: County Historical Commission has court records 1841-1875, land records 1806-1900, and probate records 1840-1895. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1941.

Dillon
Drawer 1220, Dillon, SC 29536
(843) 774-1425
http://www.dilloncounty.sc.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 5, 1910
Parent county: Marion
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Marriage: 1913, Probate Judge
Death: start in 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1910, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1910, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Probate Judge has probate records 1910-1950.

Dorchester
5200 E. Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC 29477
(843) 563-0120
http://www.dorchestercounty.net
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1897
Parent counties: Berkeley, Colleton
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: County Clerk has court records 1897-1960. Registrar of Mesne Conveyances has land records 1847-1920. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1957 and probate records 1897-1915.

Edgefield
124 Courthouse Sq., Edgefield, SC 29824
(803) 637-4000
http://www.edgefieldcounty.sc.gov
Incorporated: 1795
Parent county: District 96
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: unknown start, County Clerk
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1839, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has court records 1800-1922. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1976 and probate records 1787-1905. Small portion of Aiken County added to Edgefield in 1966.

Fairfield
Drawer 299, Winnsboro, SC 29180
(803) 712-6526
http://www.fairfieldsc.com
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1918, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1800-1907. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1993 and probate records 1840-1904.

Florence
180 N. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501
(843) 665-3031
http://www.florenceco.org
Incorporated: Dec. 22, 1888
Parent counties: Marion, Darlington, Clarendon, Williamsburg
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1889, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1889-1965. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1955 and probate records 1888-1916.

Georgetown
401 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 545-3036
http://www.georgetowncountysc.org
Incorporated: 1800
Parent counties: Craven, Georgetown District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1949, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1865, Probate Judge
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1850-1984. Created in 1769 from Craven County as one of seven original judicial districts. Records prior to 1785 are filed in Charleston. Georgetown County records destroyed in Civil War in March 1865.

Granville
Incorporated: 1686
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Discontinued, 1769.

Greenville
305 East N. St., Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-8551
http://www.greenvillecounty.org
Incorporated: 1786
Parent county: Cherokee lands
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has land records 1787-1940. Probate Judge has probate records 1787-1951. From 1791-1800 Greenville County was part of Washington District.

Greenwood
528 Monument St., Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 942-8546
http://www.co.greenwood.sc.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1897
Parent counties: Abbeville, Edgefield
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1937, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Probate: 1897, Probate Judge
Court: 1897, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Clerk of Courts has land records 1899-1945. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1970.

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Hampton
Box 7, Hampton, SC 29924
(803) 914-2250
http://www.hamptoncountysc.org
Incorporated: Feb. 18, 1878
Parent county: Beaufort
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Probate: 1878, Probate Judge
Court: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Notes: Clerk of Courts has land records 1918-1930. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1951.

Horry
1301 Second Ave., Conway, SC 29526
(843) 915-5000
http://www.horrycounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1801
Parent county: Georgetown District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1947, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1803, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1803-1944. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1819-1907.

Jasper
Box 248, Ridgeland, SC 29936
(843) 726-7710
http://www.jaspercountysc.org
Incorporated: Jan. 30, 1912
Parent counties: Beaufort, Hampton
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1912, Clerk of Courts
Court: start in 1912, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Probate Judge has marriage records 1912-1950 and probate records 1912-1967. A majority of equity (old criminal court) records were lost pre-1829.

Kershaw
Box 1557, Camden, SC 29020
(803) 425-1500
http://www.kershaw.sc.gov
Incorporated: 1791
Parent counties: Claremont, Fairfield, Lancaster and Richland counties
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: start in 1949, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1783-1908 and land records 1791-1934. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1960 and probate records 1791-1911. Camden Archives and Museum has wills 1775-1853.

Lancaster
Box 1809, Lancaster, SC 29721
(803) 285-1581
http://www.lancastercountysc.net
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: start in 1915, Department of Health
Marriage: unknown start, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1977, Family Court Clerk
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1719, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1800-1962 and divorce records 1958-1976. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1865-1919. Most of Lancaster County’s loose equity papers and probate records were destroyed during the Civil War.

Laurens
Box 287, Laurens, SC 29360
(864) 984-3538
http://www.laurenscounty.org
Incorporated: 1795
Parent county: District 96
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1785, Clerk of Court
Probate: start in 1901, kept by Probate Judge
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1800-1937. County library has death records 1915-1944 and probate records 1785-1900. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1951.

Lee
Box 387, Bishopville, SC 29010
(803) 484-5341
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sclee/index.html
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1902
Parent counties: Darlington, Sumter, Kershaw
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1902, Probate Judge
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1902, Clerk of Court
Probate: 1902, Probate Judge
Court: 1902, Clerk of Court

Lexington
205 E. Main St., Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-8212
http://www.lex-co.com
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Orangeburg District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1949, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1839, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1806-1954. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1973 and probate records 1865-1908. Formed from Orangeburg District 1785. 1791 county was re-absorbed into Orangeburg District. In 1804 Lexington became a separate county. Union troops destroyed Clerk of Courts’ records dating prior to 1839. Destroyed records included deeds and almost all probate records.

Liberty
Parent county: unknown
Notes: See Marion County. Used briefly as a subdivision of Marion County.

Marion
Box 295, Marion, SC 29571
(843) 423-8240
http://www.sccounties.org/directory/Marion/Marion.aspx
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Georgetown District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: unknown start, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1948, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1907, Clerk of Courts
Probate: 1900, Probate Judge
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1800-1873. County Archives/History Center has land records 1800-1906 and probate records 1800-1900. Probate Judge has marriage records 1800-1859 and 1911-1950.

Marlboro
Drawer 996, Bennettsville, 29512
(843) 479-5613
http://www.marlborocounty.sc.gov
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Cheraws District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1950, County Clerk
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1786, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has court records 1800-1933. Probate Judge has marriage records 1788-1950 and probate records 1787-1902.

McCormick
133 S. Mine St., McCormick, SC 29835
(864) 852-2195
http://www.mccormickcountysc.org
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1916
Parent counties: Greenwood, Abbeville, Edgefield
Birth Records: 1916, Department of Health
Marriage: 1916, Probate Judge
Divorce: start in 1950, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1916, Department of Health
Land: 1916, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1917-1960. Probate Judge has probate records 1917-1966.

Newberry
Box 278, Newberry, SC 29108
(803) 321-2110
http://www.sccounties.org/directory/Newberry/Newberry.aspx
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: District 96
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Court
Divorce: 1950, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1785, Clerk of Courts
Probate: 1776, Clerk of Court
Court: 1776, Clerk of Court
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1785-1798, 1816-1956. County library has land records 1785-1834. Probate Court has probate records 1787-1913. Pre 1818 equity rolls, pre 1881 general sessions indictments, and pre 1870 judgement rolls were lost.

Ninety-Six
Incorporated: 1769
Parent counties: Original district, area NW of Camden District
Notes: One of seven original judicial districts. Discontinued in 1785 to form Abbeville, Edgefield, Newberry, Laurens, Spartanburg, and Union counties.

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Oconee
Box 678, Walhalla, SC 29691
(864) 638-4280
http://www.sccounties.org/directory/Oconee/Oconee.aspx
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1868
Parent county: Pickens
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1950, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1868-1976. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1868-1926. Probate Judge has probate records 1868-1928.

Orange
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Orangeburg District
Notes: Former County in Orangeburg District abolished 1791. Pre 1865 public records were burned by Sherman’s troops.

Orangeburg
Drawer 9000, Orangeburg, SC 29116
(803) 533-6243
http://www.orangeburgcounty.org
Incorporated: 1769
Parent county: Orangeburg District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: start in 1950, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Court: 1865, Clerk of Court
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1824-1837. Recorder of Deeds has land records 1865-1957, 1974-1978. Probate Judge has probate records 1864-1957. Created as one of seven original judicial districts.

Pendleton
Incorporated: 1789
Parent county: Cherokee Lands
Notes: Pendleton County was known as Washington District 1791-1800. (See Pickens and Anderson) Discontinued in 1826 to form Pickens and Anderson counties.

Pickens
Box 215, Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 898-5866
http://www.co.pickens.sc.us
Incorporated: Dec. 20, 1826
Parent county: Pendleton District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: 1950, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Land: 1826, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Clerk of Court has court records 1828-1907. Probate Judge has probate records 1828-1884. Anderson County Registrar of Deeds office has Pickens area land records 1789-1826.

Pickney District
Incorporated: 1795
Parent county: 96 District
Notes: Discontinued in 1800 to form Union and York counties.

Richland
Box 2766, Columbia, 29202
(803) 576-1929
http://www.rcgov.us
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Death: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Probate: 1787, Probate Judge
Notes: County Clerk has court records 1781-1957. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1865-1951. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1965. Fire of February 1865 destroyed the courthouse and most public records. However, most equity and probate records were removed prior to the fire. 1800 census schedules missing.

Salem
Incorporated: 1791
Parent counties: Parts of Claremont and Clarendon
Notes: In 1800 Claremont, Clarendon, and Salem counties were combined to create Sumter District. Clarendon (1857), Lee (1902), and Sumter counties were created out of Sumter District.

Saluda
100 E. Church St., Saluda, SC 29138
(864) 445-4500
http://www.sccounties.org/directory/Saluda/Saluda.aspx
Incorporated: February 1895
Parent county: Edgefield
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1929-1964 and land records 1896-1928. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1896-1963.

Spartanburg
Box 3483, Spartanburg, 29304
(864) 596-2591
http://www.spartanburgcounty.org
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: 96 District
Birth records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1911, Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1785-1960. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1785-1911. Probate Judge has probate records 1787-1968. Spartanburg County Public Library has South Carolina census records 1790-1930, county estate papers (probate) 1787-1900, county land records 1785-1900, and Death register 1895-1896, 1903-1914.

Sumter
141 N Main St., Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 436-2227
http://www.sumtercountysc.org
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: unknown start, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1910, Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Death: unknown start, Department of Health
Land: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Probate: 1900, Probate Judge
Court: unknown start, Clerk of Court

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Union
Box 703, Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-1630
http://www.countyofunion.org
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Pickney District
Marriage records: unknown start, Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Land: unknown start, Clerk of Court
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: start in 1785, kept by Clerk of Court

Williamsburg
147 W. Main St., Kingstree, SC 29556
(843) 355-9321
http://www.williamsburgsc.com
Incorporated: 1804
Parent county: Georgetown District
Birth Records: 1915, Department of Health
Divorce: start in 1948, kept by Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1806-1909 and land records 1806-1929. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1802-1915.

Winyah
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: unknown
Notes: Formerly a county in Georgetown District, later became Georgetown County.

York
Box 649, York, SC 29745
(803) 628-3039
http://www.yorkcountygov.com
Incorporated: 1785
Parent county: Camden District
Birth Records: start in 1915, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1942, Clerk of Court
Death: 1915, Department of Health
Court: 1786, Clerk of Court
Notes: Clerk of Courts has court records 1786-1797, 1800-1950, and land records 1786-1950. Probate Judge has marriage records 1911-1950 and probate records 1787-1977. Historical Center of York County has court records 1750-1979. From 1791-1800 York County was part of Pickney District.

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