Beaufort District, South Carolina

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Beaufort_District,_South_Carolina|Beaufort District]]''  
  
== History  ==
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*'''''Not''''' to be confused with [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort County]] 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that ''Beaufort County'' was also known by the alias of ''Beaufort District''.
  
In 1800, South Carolina abolished administrative districts and went with the county concept, However they called the counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. <ref>Lewis, J.D., ''Camden District, South Carolina'', http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html : 2007</ref>  
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[[Beaufort_District,_South_Carolina|Beaufort District]] was created in 1768 from part of [[Granville (1708) County, South Carolina|Granville (1708) County]].<ref>"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).</ref> See the [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_new_districts_1768.html 1768 South Carolina map].
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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In 1785 four counties were formed within the overarching Beaufort District: [[Granville (1785) County, South Carolina|Granville (1785)]], [[Hilton County, South Carolina|Hilton]], [[Lincoln County, South Carolina|Lincoln]], and [[Shrewsbury County, South Carolina|Shrewsbury]]. These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1798. They were counties in name only.<ref>"A History of Beaufort District" in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/beaufort_district_sc.html (accessed 28 April 2011).</ref> See the [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html 1785 South Carolina Map].
  
[http://www.mysouthcarolinagenealogy.com/sc-maps.html "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. The maps rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.
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In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts and went with the county-only concept, However they often called the remaining counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. <ref>Lewis, J.D., ''Camden District, South Carolina'', http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html : 2007</ref>
  
== Websites  ==
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For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in:<ref>"South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1775" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1775.html (accessed 7 May 2011).</ref><br>
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*[[St. Helenas Parish, South Carolina|St. Helena's Parish]] records since 1712
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*[[Prince William Parish, South Carolina|Prince William Parish]] records since 1745
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*[[St. Peters Parish, South Carolina|St. Peter's Parish]] records since 1747
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*[[St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina|St. Luke's Parish]] records since 1767
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*papers filed in the District Seat at [[Beaufort, South Carolina]]
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*papers filed in the early capital at [[Charleston, South Carolina]].
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/southcarolina/ "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Websites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/beaufort_district_sc.html Beaufort District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history.
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/beaufort_district_sc.html Beaufort District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history.
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=== Sources  ===
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Revision as of 16:50, 10 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Beaufort District

  • Not to be confused with Beaufort County 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that Beaufort County was also known by the alias of Beaufort District.

Beaufort District was created in 1768 from part of Granville (1708) County.[1] See the 1768 South Carolina map.

In 1785 four counties were formed within the overarching Beaufort District: Granville (1785), Hilton, Lincoln, and Shrewsbury. These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1798. They were counties in name only.[2] See the 1785 South Carolina Map.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts and went with the county-only concept, However they often called the remaining counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, 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.

Websites

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 Beaufort District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/beaufort_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 1775" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1775.html (accessed 7 May 2011).