Greenville County, SC

Greenville Co., SC

Greenville County, SC


The area was part of the Cherokee Nation's protected grounds after the Treaty of 1763, which ended the French and Indian War. No White man was allowed to enter, though some families already had settled just within the boundary, and White traders regularly crossed the area.

The origins of the county's name are uncertain, but it was probably named for Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene or for an early resident, Isaac Green. This part of the state was the territory of the Cherokee Indians until 1777. Scots-Irish and English settlers began moving into the area soon after it was ceded to the state and Greenville District was created in 1786.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Greenville County is bordered by Spartanburg, Laurens, Abbeville, Anderson and Pickens counties as well as the North Carolina counties Henderson, Polk and Transylvania.


The Greenville County Register of Deeds has now put all of their deeds online in a Digital Archive

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