Lexington County SC Genealogy

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Angie Rayfield
 
Lexington County Libraries
Open Daily - Call for Hours
 
Libraries:
 
Lexington County Courts
Clerk of Court
Maintains all criminal and civil court records, evidence; records judgements and Lis Pendens; receives fine and restitution payments.
 
Family Court
Maintains Family and Juvenile Court records, including divorces, child support and adoptions; receives/disburses child support payments.
 
Probate Court
Has jurisdiction over all subject matter related to estates of decedents, trusts (inter-vivos or testamentary), issuane of marriage licenses, involuntary commitment of individuals suffering from mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction or active TB, and wrongful death or action under the survival statute.
 
Other Lexington County Addresses
Churches
 
South Carolina Department of Archives & History
8301 Parklane Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 896-6100
 
They currently have some vital records, church records, court records, colonial petitions and correspondence, military records, newspapers, tax records, cemetery records, probate records, maps, federal census records from 1790-1910, and local histories.
 
Office of Vital Records and Public Health Statistics
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
 
They currently have birth and death records since January 1915, marriage records since July 1950, and divorce records since July 1962. Call (803) 898-3630 for costs.
 
For marriages occurring between July 1911 and June 1950, contact the Probate Court in the county where the license was issued. For divorce records occurring between April 1949 and June 1962, contact the County Clerk in the county where the petition was filed.
 
South Carolina Historical Society
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-3225
fax: (843) 723-8584
email: info@SCHistory.org
Research library hours:
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturdays 9am - 2pm; closed some Saturdays
Call (843) 723-3225 to confirm hours.
 
Newspapers
Dispatch-News
136 East Main / PO Box 1317
Lexington, SC 29071
dispatchnews@networkcarolina.com

Lexington County Chronicle
305 N. Lake Dr. / PO Box 9
Lexington, SC 29071
LexChron@aol.com
http://www.lexingtonchronicle.com/

The State
1401 Shop Rd / PO Box 1333
Columbia, SC 29202
http://www.thestate.com/

 

 

 

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