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& Facts about Pickens County, South Carolina
County of Pickens Population:
1940 - 37,111
1950 - 40,958
1960 - 46,030
1970 - 58,956
1980 - 79,292
1990 - 93,894
1999 - 107,087
County of Pickens official site
County of Pickens
222 McDaniel, B-12
Pickens, SC 29671
Pickens County Courthouse
222 Mcdaniel Ave
Pickens, SC 29671-2556
Pickens County history
"Pickens County was named for
Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens (1739-1817). The county seat is the town
of Pickens. This area in the northwestern corner of the state was Indian territory
until 1777. It subsequently became part of Pendleton District (at one time called
Washington District). In 1826 Pendleton was divided into two counties, Pickens
and Anderson; the western portion of Pickens County was later split off to form
Oconee County (1868). The earliest European settlers in this region were Indian
traders. The British built Fort Prince George around 1753 as protection against
the Indians, and the fort was the site of several battles in the Cherokee War
of 1756. The Cherokee town of Old Seneca was later destroyed by American troops
in 1776. John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), United States vice president, senator,
and cabinet member, made his home at Fort Hill plantation in Pickens County.
His son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson (1807-1888), bequeathed the plantation
to the state for use as an agricultural college, which led to the founding of
Compiled by South Carolina State Library 1996.
County SC Genealogy
We have the Internet's best collection of FREE online searchable genealogy data for Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and Pendleton District. Includes searching, maps, books, archive, records, photos, forums, query boards and much more!! From the expert to the beginner, we have resources, tips, and lessons that will assist in the search for the South Carolina family. New information is added weekly! Records online: census, marriage, death, cemetery, tax, land, probate, will, queries, court, pension, maps, links, church, deeds, bible, military, vital, history and many more.
Pickens County Libraries
The Pickens County Library System
provides all county residents with access to information through our collections
and services. These support the informational, educational, cultural, and entertainment
needs of county residents.
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