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.
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