Hampton County, South Carolina Genealogy
|Hampton County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
|Founded||February 18, 1878|
- 1 Quick Dates
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Family History Centers
- 8 Web Sites
- 9 References
Hampton County's civil records start the following years:
Hampton County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Hampton, SC 29924
Hampton County Clerk of Court
1 Courthouse Square
Hampton, SC 29924
Court and land records
Hampton County Probate Court
1 Courthouse Square
Hampton, SC 29924
Probate and marriage records
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HistoryWade Hampton (1752-1835) of South Carolina.
"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. The maps rely on AniMap 3.0 software.
- Lost census: 1890
|Apalachicola (hist.)||De Loach||Hickory Hill (hist.)||Scotia|
|Blountville||Early Branch||Lawtonville Crossroads||Speaks Mill|
|Brunson||Fechtig||Luray||Steep Bottom (hist.)|
|Camp Branch||Furman||Pepples (hist.)||Stokes|
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Hampton County, available online, courtesy: South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
There are more than # burial grounds in the county. To view a list, see Hampton County, South Carolina Cemeteries.
|Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.|
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Hampton County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
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.
- Hampton County, SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board (Ancestry)
- Hampton 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.
- Sherrard, Thomas H. A Working Plan for Forest Lands in Hampton and Beaufort Counties, South Carolina. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1903. Digital version at Google Books.
- Lewis, Carolyn Baker. "The World around Hampton: Post-Bellum Life on a South Carolina Plantation," Agricultural History, Vol. 58, No. 3, Symposium on the History of Rural Life in America (Jul., 1984), pp. 456-476. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
- Hampton County Tricentennial Commission. Both Sides of the Swamp, Hampton County ([S.l.] : Hampton County Tricentennial Commission, c1970 ), 191 pages. Not from classic sources but from quotations from letters and diaries, articles, editorials, speeches, songs and legends, the legends of memory bequeathed from one generation to another and, includes some biographies, pages 164-179. Book found at FHL &columns=*,0,0 975.797 H2b and Other Libraries.
War of 1812
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, South Carolina, Hompton County [sic], p. 185. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War 1861-1865
Civil War service men from Hampton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed with many men from Hampton County.
- - 2nd Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry Reserves
- - Company B (also known as the Marion Men of Combahee)
- - 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
- - Company A (also known as the Marion Men of Combahee)
- - Company E (also known as the Calhoun Mounted Men or Calhoun Minute Men)
- - Company F (also known as the St. Peter's Guards)
- Civil War Soiders of Hampton County. South Carolina GenWeb. Internet site, (accessed 30 December 2011. Lists men who were from Hampton County, the military units they served in and some brief info about them.
- Farmer's Review (Hampton, S.C.) 1911-1913.
- Hampton County Guardian (Hampton, S.C.) 1879-current.
- Hampton County Herald (Hampton, S.C.) 1916-1919.
- The Hampton County Democrat (Yemassee, Hampton County, S.C.) 1937-1978.
- The Hampton County News (Hampton, S.C.) 1910-1913.
- The Hampton County News Herald (Brunson, S.C.) 1887-1890.
- The True South (Brunson, S.C.) 1875-1875.
- The Varnville Enterprise (Varnville, Hampton County, S.C.) 1892-1899.
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:
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Hampton County, SCGenWeb
- Family History Library Catalog
- Hampton 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).
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883), 185. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive.