Place:Laurens, South Carolina, United States

NameLaurens
Alt namesLaurens Districtsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS45031549
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.5°N 82°W
Located inSouth Carolina, United States     (1785 - )
Also located inNinety-Six, South Carolina, United States     (1785 - 1800)

Laurens is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

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History

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Laurens County is named after Continental Congress President Henry Laurens (1724-1792) of South Carolina.

  • 1785 - Thirty-three counties were created within existing South Carolina Districts. Laurens County was created within Ninety-Six District.
  • 1800 - Laurens was re-christened a district and Ninety-Six District was abolished.
  • 1868 - Laurens and all other districts became counties.

Research Tips

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1766 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1774 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 9,337
1800 12,809
1810 14,982
1820 17,682
1830 20,863
1840 21,584
1850 23,407
1860 23,858
1870 22,536
1880 29,444
1890 31,610
1900 37,382
1910 41,550
1920 42,560
1930 42,094
1940 44,185
1950 46,974
1960 47,609
1970 49,713
1980 52,214
1990 58,092

Wikipedia

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Laurens County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 66,537. Its county seat is Laurens. It is included in the GreenvilleMauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Additional Sources

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog