Due to a power outage, all offices in the Park Plaza building are closed.  The affected departments are as follows:

Solicitor - closed - some staff operating in Greenwood County Courthouse
Coroner - office closed - staff operating on an on-call basis
Voter Registration - office closed
Public Defender - office closed
Lake Management - office closed 
Human Resources - office closed
County Administration - office closed but taking emergency calls at 942-8507
Victim's Advocate - office closed - staff operating from the Sheriff's office
Drug Enforcement Unit - office closed - staff operating from the Sheriff's office
Treasurer - office closed
Probation - office closed

As Monday, January 20th is a holliday, offices will reopen on their normal schedules on Tuesday January 21st.  

Historic Resources

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Greenwood County was formed in 1897 from portions of Abbeville and Edgefield counties, which had originally been part of the old Ninety-Six District. The name Greenwood comes from a plantation of that same name, owned by John McGehee, dating back to 1824. The arrival of the railroad in 1852 stimulated agriculture production and textile manufacturing in our area, spurring a period of rapid growth and development beginning around 1890.

Today, Greenwood County takes great pride in preserving its unique history. Greenwood is a Certified Local Government, which in partnership with the National Park Service helps to facilitate local preservation funding, training and education. Greenwood also has local ordinances to help preserve its most historic areas. Any exterior changes made to properties in these districts must first receive a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Board of Architectural Review.

Historic Overlay Districts

  • Uptown Greenwood Overlay District
  • Old Greenwood Village Historic Overlay District


Certificate of Appropriateness Application

Historic Tax Credits

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