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Revision as of 23:53, 19 May 2011

Coordinates: 34.89°0′N 82.72°0′W / 34.89°N 82.72°W / 34.89; -82.72

Pickens County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Pickens County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 20, 1826
County Seat Pickens
Courthouse

United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Pickens County

Contents

Quick Dates

Pickens County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915 1911 1915 1830 1828 1829

County Courthouse

PickensSC.jpg


Pickens County Courthouse
214 E. Main Street
Pickens, SC 29671

Clerk of Court
214 E. Main Street
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: 864-898-5857
Court records

Probate Court
222 McDaniel Ave., B-16
Pickens, SC 29671 29671
Phone: 864-898-5903
Probate and marriage records

Register of Deeds
222 McDaniel AVe., B-5
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: 864-898-5868
Land records

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Historical Facts

WorldCat 23853116 *There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in some counties of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.
Death
State-wide death registration began in 1915. For a copy of the death certificates from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health. The Pickens County Health Department only has copies for deaths occurring in the last 5 years.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page. Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records *1826-1848; 1857-1871 - Abstract of Marriages and Deaths from the Pendleton Messenger, 1826- 1848, the Keowee Courier, 1857-1871 [17] FHL Book 975.72 V2rWorldCat 54474080 - index *1849-1868 - The Keowee Courier, 1849-1851, 1857-1861 and 1865-1868 by Colleen M. Elliot [18] FHL Book 975.72 V28kWorldCat 6421580 - missing years, index *1872-1893 - The Pickens Sentinel, Favorite Newspaper of Pickens County: Pickens Court House, South Carolina 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst [19] FHL Book 975.723 H2r v. 1 and 2WorldCat 31609555 - index *1875-1915 - Abstracts from The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens, South Carolina: 1875-1915 by Ballard, Judy Chandler [20] FHL Book 975.723 V4bWorldCat 52922879 - index *1894-1903 - The People's Journal: Pickens, South Carolina, 1894-1903, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst [21] FHL Book 975.723 V2rWorldCat 705356417WorldCat 23853116 - index *1914-1960 - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Pickens County Library System
 :Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library
304 Biltmore Road
Easley, South Carolina 29640
 :Telephone: Headquarters: 864-850-7077 Reference: ext 112  :Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm, Sun 2:00pm-6:00pm
 :Collection: The Mary Oates Gregorie Historical Room houses a non-circulating collection of local family histories, newspapers, photographs and other genealogy and history resources.

The Pickens County Library System has three additional branches: *Central-Clemson Regional Branch
 :105 Commons Way
 :Central, SC 29630
 ::Telephone: 864-639-2711
 ::Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00am-9:00pm, Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 2:30pm-5:30pm

*Sarlin Community Branch
 :15 S. Palmetto Street
 :Liberty, SC 29657
 ::Telephone: 864-843-5805
 ::Hours: Mon 10:00am-7:00pm, Tues-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-2:00pm

*Village Branch
 :124 N. Catherine Street
 :Pickens, SC 29671
 ::Telephone: 864-898-5747
 ::Hours: Mon and Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm, Tues, Wed, Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm

Clemson University Libraries
 :116 Sigma Drive
 :Clemson, SC 29634

 ::Telephone: 864-656-3027 or 877-886-2389 (tollfree)

 ::*Special Collections
 ::*Library Catalog
Southern Wesley University
 :Rickman Library
 :P.O. Box 1020
 :907 Wesleyan Drive
 :Central, SC 29630-1020

 ::*Library Catalog

Research Guides

*South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Pickens County, available online, courtesy: South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

Societies

Old Pendleton District South Carolina Genealogical Society Chapter
 :P.O. Box 603
Central SC 29630-0603
 :E-mail: claytonroom@swi.edu
 ::Old Pendleton District included Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. [http://www.pendletondistrict.org/services/research.php Pendleton District Historical, Recreation and Tourism Commission

PO Box 565
Pendleton, SC 29670
Facebook
  • Pickens County Historical Society

P.O. Box 775
Pickens, SC 29671

Family History Centers

Family History Centers in South Carolina

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Pickens County, South Carolina

References

  1. List of counties in South Carolina
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).
  4. Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng
  5. Schweitzer, George K. , South Carolina Genealogical Research (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, FHL book 975.7 D27s
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), pages 847-861. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) ▲ WorldCat 50140092, and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. pages 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) ▲ WorldCat 1523234.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat 50140092, and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat 1523234.
  8. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."
  9. Rich, Peggy Burton and Marion Ard Whitehurst, The Pickens Sentinel, Favorite Newspaper of Pickens County: Pickens Court House, South Carolina 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1994, c1994.
  10. Ballard, Judy Chandler, Abstracts from The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens, South Carolina: 1875-1915, Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, c2003.
  11. Rich, Peggy Burton and Marion Ard Whitehurst, The People's Journal: Pickens, South Carolina, 1894-1903, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, c1991.
  12. Revill, Janie, Abstract of Marriages and Deaths from the Pendleton Messenger, 1826- 1848, the Keowee Courier, 1857-1871, [S.I.]: [s.n.], 1933-1936.
  13. Elliot, Colleen M., The Keowee Courier, 1849-1851, 1857-1861 and 1865-1868, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.
  14. Rich, Peggy Burton and Marion Ard Whitehurst, The Pickens Sentinel, Favorite Newspaper of Pickens County: Pickens Court House, South Carolina 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1994, c1994.
  15. Ballard, Judy Chandler, Abstracts from The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens, South Carolina: 1875-1915, Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, c2003.
  16. Rich, Peggy Burton and Marion Ard Whitehurst, The People's Journal: Pickens, South Carolina, 1894-1903, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, c1991.
  17. Revill, Janie, Abstract of Marriages and Deaths from the Pendleton Messenger, 1826- 1848, the Keowee Courier, 1857-1871, [S.I.]: [s.n.], 1933-1936.
  18. Elliot, Colleen M., The Keowee Courier, 1849-1851, 1857-1861 and 1865-1868, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.
  19. Rich, Peggy Burton and Marion Ard Whitehurst, The Pickens Sentinel, Favorite Newspaper of Pickens County: Pickens Court House, South Carolina 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1994, c1994.
  20. Ballard, Judy Chandler, Abstracts from The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens, South Carolina: 1875-1915, Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, c2003.
  21. Rich, Peggy Burton and Marion Ard Whitehurst, The People's Journal: Pickens, South Carolina, 1894-1903, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, c1991.