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Hilton County was created in 1785 within Beaufort District from the southwest border part of the overarching Beaufort District.[1] See the 1785 South Carolina map.

Hilton County was never surveyed or properly laid out. Its boundaries were ambiguous. Its county government never became functional. Most records were kept at the parish level; none were kept at the county level. There was no county seat. There were no political connotations to the county's existence. In this case the term "county" had no meaning other than to describe an approximate geographical area. It was a county in name only.

Hilton County was abolished in 1791.

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in parish records, in Beaufort District records in Beaufort, or for papers filed in Charleston, South Carolina.


  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).


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