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[[Image:Scrichland.jpg|thumb|right|400px]] For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to [[Populated Places: Richland County, South Carolina|Populated Places, Richland County, South Carolina]]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

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

Richland County, South Carolina genealogy and family history research guide. Introduces you to county topics such as vital record births, marriages, divorces, and deaths, census, court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/South Carolina_Online_Genealogy_Records South Carolina
Online Records

Richland County, South Carolina
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.
Founded 1799
County Seat Columbia
Richland County Resources

Quick Dates

Richland County's civil records start the following years:

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

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

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

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

"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.

Record Loss

  • 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.[4] Deed books suffered heavy record losses.


Populated Places

Arcadia Lakes Columbia
Garners Quarter (hist.)
Arthurtown Township,_South_Carolina Congaree Township Hilton
Saint Andrews
Ballentine Crane Forest
Hollywood Hills
McCrearys Quarter (hist.)
Belmont Denny Terrace
Blythewood Dentsville
Horrel Hill
Spring Hill
Boney Dutch Fork Independents
New Dublin (hist.)
State Park
Bookman Eastover
Boyden Arbor Eau Claire
Olympia Mills Weddell
Bruner English (hist.)
Langfords Crossroads
Butchertown (hist.) Fairwold
Pleasant (hist.)
White Rock
Calla (hist.) Frost
Lever (hist.)
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


  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).
  4. "South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses" in FamilyHistory101.com at http://www.familyhistory101.com/southcarolina.html#extinct (accessed 10 May 2011).