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STATE AGENCIES

  • Bureau of Vital Statistics
    Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
    J. Marion Sims Building
    2600 Bull Street
    Columbia, S.C. 29201
    Tel: (803) 734-4830.
    [Holds modern vital records - birth certificate (beginning 1915), death (past 50 years), marriage license (past 50 years), divorce (beginning 1962) ]

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History
    [Holdings include death certificates from 1915 to year before the fifty-year restriction, e.g., 1915-1951]
    South Carolina Archives & History Center
    8301 Parklane Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    Tele: (803) 896-6100
    Fax: (803) 896-6198

    For email research requests, check the SCDAH web page:
    Research Queries

COUNTY AGENCIES

  • Marion County Health Department
    Beeson Bldg., Marion, S.C. 29571
    Tel: (843) 423-8295
    [Holds birth certificates from 1915 to present, death and burial records]

  • Probate Judge
    [Holds Marriage license (1911-1949) and probate records]

  • Marion County Clerk of Court
    201 Court Street, Marion, S.C. 29571
    Tel: (843) 423-8210
    [Holds divorce records (beginning 1950)

  • Marion County Early Records (up to c. 1900)
    • Marion County Archives & History Center
      101 N. Main St.
      Marion SC 29571
      (843) 431-5024
      Maxcy Foxworth, Archivist
      Hours: Monday - Thursday, 12 noon to 5 pm

Records of Baptist Churches are available at Baptist Historical Collection, Furman University Library, Furman University, Greenville, S.C. 29613, and records of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches are available at the Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, P.O. Box 849, Montreat, N.C. 28757, (704) 669-7061.


Useful addresses for Marion County:

  1. County information:

  2. Newspapers:
    • The Star & Enterprise
      211 E. Railroad Avenue
      Marion, S.C. 29571
      Tel: (843) 423-2050

  3. County Libraries:

  4. Museums:
    • Marion County Museum:
      101 Willcox Avenue (in the old Marion Academy Building)
      Marion, SC 29571
      Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 12pm - 1pm to 5pm or by appointment

    • South Carolina Tobacco Museum
      Mullins, SC
  5. Genealogical societies and publications:

    • Pee Dee Chapter
      South Carolina Genealogical Society
      P.O. Box 1428
      Marion, South Carolina 29571
      (publishes thePee Dee Queue, a monthly newsletter)

    • South Carolina Genealogical Society (SCGS)
      P.O. Box 16355
      Greenville, SC 29606
      (publishes The Carolina Herald, South Carolina Genealogical Newsletter)

    • South Carolina Historical Society
      100 Meeting Street
      Charleston, SC 29401
      Telephone: (843) 723-3225

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