Richland County, South Carolina


Inventory of Extant Records

Sherman burned Columbia to the ground in the winter of 1865 (although, for the record, he claims otherwise.).  I have noted in color the few records that survived that conflagration.

RECORDS OF RICHLAND COUNTY 307 Cu. ft.

Records of the Clerk of Court as Register of Mesne Conveyance

Bonds of County Officials, 1903-1946, 2 v.

 

Records of the Court of Common Pleas

Journals, 1865-1900, 7 V.

Judgment Rolls, Ca. 1867-ca. 1900, 65 c.

 

Records of the Court of Equity (pre 1869)

Papers, Ca. 1867-ca. 1868, 28 c.

Guardian, Trustee Returns/Accounts, 1840-1868, 3 v.

Guardian, Trustee Bonds, 1839-1868, 1 v.

Bill Docket, 1867-1869, 1 v.

 

Records of the Ordinary/ Probate Judge.

Estate Papers, 1787-1900, 40 c.

Estate Records, 1787-1840, 9 v.

Wills, 1840-1966, 50 v.

Bonds (Administration, Administration with Will Annexed, and Guardian), 1839-1966, 28 v.

Letters (Administration, Administration with Will Annexed, Guardian, and Testamentary), 1840-1966, 23 v.

Petition for Letters of Administration, 1935-1966, 17 v.

Inventories, Appraisements, and Sales, 1839-1966, 57 v.

Real Estate Books, 1825-1839, 4 v.

Cashbooks, 1868-1935, 3 v.

Notice of Sales, 1903-1937, 1 v.

Lands Devised, 1885-1911, 1 v.

Journals, 1806-1890, 1 v

Money Decrees, 1891-1919, 1 v.

Miscellaneous Decrees, 1937-1949, 1 v.

Papers*, 1820-1900, 2 c.

Fees, 1911-1914, 1 v.

 

Records of Court of General Sessions

Journal, 1875-1884, 1 v.

Papers, Ca. 1867-ca. 1900, 15 c.

 

Records of the Magistrates

Criminal Dockets, 1938-1944, 3 v.

Reports of Fines, 1930-1932, 1 v.

 

Records of the District Court

Journal, 1867-1873, 1 v

 

Records of the Board of County Commissioners County Council

Minutes, 1946-1951, 1 v.

General Ledgers, 1924-1949, 4 v.

Audit Report of County Finances, 1905, 1 v.

Contingent Fund Ledger, 1916-1918, 1 v.

Time and Payroll Record, 1918-1937, 1 V.

Scrapbook, 1924-1930, 1 v.

Chain Gang Records, 1895-1925, 27 v.

 

Records of the Auditor

Letters, 1873-1878, 1 v.

 

Records of the Treasurer

Tax Duplicate Books, 1876-1960, 135 mfm.

Cashbook, 1903-1917, 1 v.

Tax Execution Books, 1890-1954 1 v., 1899

4 mfm., 1890-1954

15% Delinquent Tax List, 1878, 1 v.

 

Records of the Board of Education

Minutes, 1902-1969, 6 v.

Superintendent of Education Annual Report, 1930-1969, 43 v.

Record of School Taxes, 1910-1919, 1 v.

School Directories, 1922-1968, 16 v.

High School Applications, 1947-1968, 20 folders

Elementary School Report, 1965-1966, 1 folder

Papers, 1964-1968, 11 folders

Superintendent of Education Ledger (Financial), 1879-1967, 47 v.

Superintendent's Daybook, 1916-1917, 1 v.

Teacher Certification Record, 1907-1945, 2 v.

Minutes (Teacher Retirement Board), 1941-1964, 1 v.

Minutes (Teachers' Association), 1920-1945, 2 V.

 

Records of Uncertain Provenance

Grocery Store Ledgers, 1838-1868, 13 v.

Insurance Company Ledger, 1877-1885, 1 v.

SC GenWeb Richland County, SC

Source: The South Carolina Arhives, A Temporary Summary Guide, 1976, Marion C. Chandler and Earl W. Wade. Copyright 1976, The South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  South Carolina Dept. of Archives & History Center