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United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngCharleston District

  • Not to be confused with the small Charleston (1785-1791) County abolished in 1791.
  • Not to be confused with Charleston County 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that Charleston County was also known by the alias of Charleston District.

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History

Originally Charles Town District, spelling officially changed to Charleston District in 1785.

Charleston District was created in 1768 from Colleton (1682-1768) County, Berkeley (1682-1768) County, and part of Craven County.[1] See the 1768 South Carolina map.

In 1785 six subordinate counties were formed within the overarching Charleston District:

These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1791. They were counties in name only.[2] See the 1785 South Carolina Map.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Charleston District, and switched to the county-only concept. An all new Charleston County was created in 1800. However they called their counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

For documents of people who lived in this area from 1768 to 1800, look in:[4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Family Histories

Gotoarrow.png See also Berkeley County Genealogy

Websites

References

  1. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 28 April 2011).
  2. "A History of Charleston District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Charleston_district_sc.html (accessed 28 April 2011).
  3. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html : 2007
  4. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1760" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 7 May 2011).

 

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