Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy
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.
|Richland County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
|Richland County Resources|
Richland County's civil records start the following years:
Richland County Courthouse
1701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Clerk of Court
1701 Main St., Room 205
Columbia, SC 29202
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
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
The county is named after its rich soil.
1799--Richland County was created in 1799 from Kershaw District.
County seat: Columbia 
"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.
- 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.
|Arcadia Lakes||Columbia|| Garners Quarter (hist.)
|| Ravenwood |
|| Saint Andrews|
|Ballentine|| Crane Forest
|| Hollywood Hills
|| McCrearys Quarter (hist.)
|Belmont|| Denny Terrace
|| Horrel Hill
|Boney||Dutch Fork|| Independents
|| New Dublin (hist.)
|Boyden Arbor|| Eau Claire
|Bruner|| English (hist.)
|| Langfords Crossroads
|Butchertown (hist.)|| Fairwold
|| Pleasant (hist.)
|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
- "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).
- "South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses" in FamilyHistory101.com at http://www.familyhistory101.com/southcarolina.html#extinct (accessed 10 May 2011).