South Carolina History & Facts
Lancaster County, South Carolina Facts
When was Lancaster County, SC Created?
Lancaster County was established on 1798 from Camden District.
What counties are adjacent to Lancaster County, SC?
Bordering counties are Union County, North Carolina, Chesterfield County, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, York County, Chester County, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Lancaster County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Lancaster County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lancaster County vital records can be found at the South Carolina Department of Health has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Carolina for current fees and application process.
Lancaster County Health Department has birth and death records from January 01, 1915. Marriage records prior to 1950 are available from the Probate Court office. Divorce records since April 1949 are available from the County Clerk’s office. There were no South Carolina birth or Death “certificates” before January 01, 1915
You can search online for Lancaster County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for South Carolina Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Lancaster County, SC Census Records
What Abbeville County, SC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Abbeville Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Abbeville Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Abbeville Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Abbeville Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.
Lancaster County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lancaster County Courthouse?
- Lancaster County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 104 N. Main St., Lancaster, SC 29721
- Lancaster County Register of Deeds
- Address: 101 North Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720
- Phone: 803-416-9440
- Land Records: 1762
- Lancaster County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 101 North Main St., Room 121, Lancaster, SC 29720
- Phone: 803-283-3379
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1820
- Lancaster County Clerk of Court
- Address: 3888 Chester Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720
- Phone: 803-285-1581
- Court Records: 1800
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
Lancaster County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lancaster County, SC?
A list of Lancaster County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- Lancaster County Historic Preservation Society, PO Box 1132, Lancaster, SC 29721; phone: (803) 285-9455
- Lancaster County Historical Commission, PO Box 67, Van Wyck, SC 29744; phone: (803) 285-6465
- Catawba-Wateree chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, Camden Archives, 1314 Broad St., Camden SC 29020
- USGenWeb Archives for Lancaster County (usgwarchives.net)
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road; Columbia, SC 29223-4905; Tel: (803) 896-6100
- South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, PO Box 11469; Columbia, South Carolina 29211; Voice: (803) 734-8666
- South Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 16355, Greenville, SC 29606
- South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting Street, Charleston 29401
- South Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Lancaster County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lancaster County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Lancaster County
- Lancaster County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Lancaster County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Lancaster County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.