Bartholomew County, South Carolina

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Bartholomew 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.  
 
Bartholomew 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.  
  
Bartholomew County was abolished in 1791.  
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Bartholomew County was abolished in 1791. Present-day [[Colleton County, South Carolina|Colleton County]] includes most of the old Bartholomew County territory.<ref name="Carolana">A History of Bartholomew County, South Carolina in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Bartholomew_county_sc.html (accessed 5 May 2011).</ref>
  
 
For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in [[South Carolina#Colonial_Parishes|parish]] records, or for papers filed in [[Charleston, South Carolina]].  
 
For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in [[South Carolina#Colonial_Parishes|parish]] records, or for papers filed in [[Charleston, South Carolina]].  

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United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Bartholomew County

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

Bartholomew 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.

Bartholomew County was abolished in 1791. Present-day Colleton County includes most of the old Bartholomew County territory.[2]

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

Sources

  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 Bartholomew County, South Carolina in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Bartholomew_county_sc.html (accessed 5 May 2011).