Allendale County, South Carolina Genealogy
|Allendale County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
|Founded||February 6, 1919|
- 1 Quick Dates
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- 7 Societies
- 8 Family History Centers
- 9 Web Sites
- 10 References
Allendale County's civil records start the following years:
Allendale County Courthouse
292 Barnwell Hwy.
Allendale, SC 29810
Allendale County Probate Judge
P.O. Box 603
Allendale, SC 29810
Probate and Marriage records
Allendale County Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 126
Allendale, SC 19810
The county is named after the Allendale family.
"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.
|Allendale||Concord Crossroads||Martin||Solomons Crossroads|
|Averill||Gravel Hill (hist.)||Moores Crossroads||Tuten (hist.)|
|Baldock||Hayes Crossroads||Ruddell (hist.)||Ulmer|
|Coalla (hist.)||Lopers Crossroads|
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Allendale County, available online, courtesy: South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
- W.P.A. Inventory of the County Archives of South Carolina No. 3, Allendale County (Allendale). Columbia, S.C.: Historical Records Survey, 1938. FHL 975.777 A5h
- Vandervelde, Isabel. Other Free People in Early Barnwell District. Newberry, S.C.: Art Studio Press, 2001. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 G139v
There are more than # burial grounds in the county. To view a list, see Allendale County, South Carolina Cemeteries.
|Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.|
See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
- Locate publications about direct ancestors
- Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
- Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Learn more.
- Allendale County, SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board (Ancestry)
- Allendale County, SC Genealogy Forum (GenForum)
Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868
This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification. All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants
The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.
Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.
Allendale County was created in 1919 from Barnwell & Hampton counties. Refer to Barnwell & Hampton counties for Civil War information.
- Allendale County Citizen (Allendale, S.C.) 1919-1981.
- Allendale County Citizen Leader (Allendale, S.C.) 1981-current.
- The Allendale County News Leader (Allendale, S.C.) 1980-1981.
- The Allendale Enterprise (Allendale, Barnwell Co., S.C.) 1889-1892.
- The Allendale Pen and Press (Allendale, S.C.) 1897-1899.
- The County News (Allendale, S.C.) 1943-1969.
- The Fairfax Citizen (Fairfax, S.C.) 1917-1919.
- The Fairfax Enterprise (Fairfax, Barnwell Co., S.C.) 1892-1908.
Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:
Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- Allendale County Library
P.O. Box 280
158 McNair Street
Allendale, SC 29810-0280
Library hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Allendale County Library has a local history collection. It is part of the Allendale, Hampton, Jasper Regional Library System. The 5 participating libraries share a catalog and other functions and resources.
Family History Centers
Family History Centers in South Carolina
- Allendale County, SCGenWeb
- Family History Library Catalog
- Allendale County, South Carolina Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).