Genealogy Research

Founded in 1819, Bennettsville was occupied by Union troops in March 1865. Sherman spared the courthouse, making it one of South Carolina’s few county seats with records accessible for genealogical research dating back to 1785.

If your family tree reaches into Marlboro County, you’ll find an abundance of information in Bennettsville. In addition to the research locations below, there are nine cemeteries in Bennettsville and 190 in Marlboro County.

Research Locations

Marlboro County Courthouse
105 West Main Street

Marlboro County Historical Museum
123 South Marlboro Street

Clerk of Court and Probate Office

Marian Wright Edelman Public Library
203 Fayetteville Avenue

Additional Genealogy Resources

Marlboro County Genealogy Resources

SC Cemeteries

SC Historical Churches, Temples

SC Genealogy and Family Histories

Archeology and African American Cemeteries