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| style="background: rgb(238, 238, 238); text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: verdana; font-size: 85%;" | '''Richland County Resources'''
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| style="background: rgb(250, 245, 255); text-align: left; font-family: verdana; font-size: 95%;" | *[[Richland County, South Carolina Research Guides|Research Guides]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina African Americans|African Americans]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Biography|Biography]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Census|Census]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Church Records|Church Records]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Court Records|Court Records]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Directories|Directories]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina DNA|DNA]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy|Genealogy]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina History Local|History Local]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Land and Property|Land and Property]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Maps|Maps]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Migration|Migration]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Military Records|Military Records]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Newspapers|Newspapers]] *Obituaries*[[Richland County, South Carolina Periodicals|Periodicals]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Probate Records|Probate Records]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Taxation|Taxation]] *[[Richland County, South Carolina Vital Records|Vital Records]]
*'''Repositories'''
**[[Richland County, South Carolina Archives, Libraries, and Museums|Archives, Libraries, and Museums]] **[[Richland County, South Carolina Societies|Societies]] **[[Richland County, South Carolina Archives, Libraries, and Museums#Family_History_Centers|Family History Centers]]
*[[Richland County, South Carolina Websites|Websites]]
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=== County Information ===
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=== Richland County, South Carolina Record Dates===
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, South Carolina. Page 611-615 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 607-608.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1915
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1915. General compliance by 1918.</center>
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==== Maps ====
{{SC Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SC Richland County}}}}
=== County Courthouse ===
{{SCRichlandCourthouse}}
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=== Historical Facts ===
The county is named after its rich soil.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_South_Carolina "List of counties in South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>
==== Parent County ====
'''1799--'''Richland County was created in 1799 from Kershaw District.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Columbia <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== County Pronunciation ====
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SC-richland.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/southcarolina/ "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
==== Record Loss ====
{{Fire}}
*A fire during the federal occupation of Columbia in February 1865 destroyed the courthouse and most of the records in it. Most of the equity and probate records, however, had been safely removed. Deed books suffered heavy record losses. Records of Columbia Equity Circuit District are housed in Richland County.
== Places/Localities ==
==== Populated Places ====
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| Arcadia Lakes | [[Columbia, South Carolina|Columbia]] <br> | Garners Quarter (hist.)<br> | Littleton <br> | Ravenwood <br>
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| Arthurtown | {{FHL|United+States%2C+South+Carolina%2C+Richland%2C+Congaree|subject|disp=Congaree Township}}| Hilton<br> | Lykes<br> | Saint Andrews<br>
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| Ballentine | Crane Forest<br> | Hollywood Hills<br> | McCrearys Quarter (hist.)<br> | Sharp
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| Belmont | Denny Terrace<br> | Hopkins<br> | Montgomery<br> | Sims
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| Blythewood | Dentsville<br> | Horrel Hill<br> | Munster<br> | Spring Hill
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| Boney | {{FHL|United+States%2C+South+Carolina%2C+Richland%2C+Dutch+Fork|subject|disp=Dutch Fork}} | Independents<br> | New Dublin (hist.)<br> | State Park
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| Bookman | Eastover<br> | Killian<br> | Olympia<br> | Wateree
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| Boyden Arbor | Eau Claire<br> | Kingville<br> | {{FHL|United+States%2C+South+Carolina%2C+Richland%2C+Olympia+Mills|subject|disp=Olympia Mills}} | Weddell
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| Bruner | English (hist.)<br> | Langfords Crossroads<br> | Pinewood<br> | Weston
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| Butchertown (hist.) | Fairwold <br> | Leesburg<br> | Pleasant (hist.)<br> | White Rock
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| Calla (hist.) | Frost<br> | Lever (hist.)<br> | Pontiac<br> | Woodfield
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| Cedar Creek | Gadsden <br> | Lisbon (hist.) <br> | <br> | <br>
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For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to [[Populated Places: Richland County, South Carolina|Populated Places, Richland County, South Carolina]]
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Calhoun County, South Carolina|Calhoun]] | [[Fairfield County, South Carolina|Fairfield]] | [[Kershaw County, South Carolina|Kershaw]] | [[Lexington County, South Carolina|Lexington]] | [[Newberry County, South Carolina|Newberry]] | [[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter]]
== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|445849|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/South-Carolina/Richland-County?id=county_2352 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sciway3.net/clark/richland/cemeteries.html SCGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Richland+South&qt=results_page WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/sc/sca_rich.html SCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/southcarolina/scarolina.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13321&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=63&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[South Carolina Cemeteries| South Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/state.asp?State=SC National Cemetery Administration]
== Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/southcarolina/richland-county/ Richland County, SC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 === References ===
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