Beaufort District, South Carolina

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Beaufort_District,_South_Carolina|Beaufort District]]''
  
[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. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
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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''.
  
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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].
  
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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].
  
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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>
  
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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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[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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=== Websites  ===
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*[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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Revision as of 20:55, 10 May 2011

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

"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 AniMap 3.0 software.

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).