Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy ancestry, family history and genealogy court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.


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Richland County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Richland 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 1799
County Seat Columbia
Courthouse
Richland County Resources

County Information


Richland County, South Carolina Record Dates

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915 1911 1915 1790 1785 1787

County Courthouse

Richland Judicial Center


Richland County Courthouse
1701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29202


Clerk of Court
1701 Main St., Room 205
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-576-1950

Probate Court
1701 Main St. Suite 207
Columbia, SC 29201
Court Records

Register of Deeds
1701 Main St.
P.O. Box 192
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-576-1910
Land Records, Probate and Marriage Records

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

Historical Facts

The county is named after its rich soil.[1]

Parent County

1799--Richland County was created in 1799 from Kershaw District.
County seat: Columbia [2]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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  • A fire during the federal occupation of Columbia in February 1865 destroyed the courthouse and most of the records in it. Most of the equity and probate records, however, had been safely removed. Deed books suffered heavy record losses. Records of Columbia Equity Circuit District are housed in Richland County.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Richland County
Arcadia Lakes Columbia
Garners Quarter (hist.)
Littleton
Ravenwood
Arthurtown Congaree Township Hilton
Lykes
Saint Andrews
Ballentine Crane Forest
Hollywood Hills
McCrearys Quarter (hist.)
Sharp
Belmont Denny Terrace
Hopkins
Montgomery
Sims
Blythewood Dentsville
Horrel Hill
Munster
Spring Hill
Boney Dutch Fork Independents
New Dublin (hist.)
State Park
Bookman Eastover
Killian
Olympia
Wateree
Boyden Arbor Eau Claire
Kingville
Olympia Mills Weddell
Bruner English (hist.)
Langfords Crossroads
Pinewood
Weston
Butchertown (hist.) Fairwold
Leesburg
Pleasant (hist.)
White Rock
Calla (hist.) Frost
Lever (hist.)
Pontiac
Woodfield
Cedar Creek Gadsden
Lisbon (hist.)



For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to Populated Places, Richland County, South Carolina

Neighboring Counties

Calhoun | Fairfield | Kershaw | Lexington | Newberry | Sumter

Resources


Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
SCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
SCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See South Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Web Sites

References

  1. "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).