S.C. Code Ann. § 15-35-810 states:

Final judgments and decrees entered in any court of record in this State . . . shall constitute a lien upon the real estate of the judgment debtor situate in any county in this State in which the judgment or transcript thereof is entered . . . the lien to begin from the time of such entry on the book of abstracts and indices and to continue for a period of ten years from the date of such final judgement or decree.  (emphasis added)


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