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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[South Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Camden_District,_South_Carolina|Camden District]]''
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== History  ==
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Camden district was established in 1768 when South Carolina eliminated the countes and created seven Districts. In 1785, counties were re-established as subsets and subordinate to the overarching districts. The following counties were the original counties formed:
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:*[[Chester County, South Carolina|Chester]]
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:*[[Claremont County, South Carolina|Claremont]]
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:*[[Clarendon County, South Carolina|Clarendon]]
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:*[[Fairfield County, South Carolina|Fairfield]]
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:*[[Fairfield County, South Carolina|Lancaster]]
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:*[[Richland County, South Carolina|Richland]]
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:*[[York County, South Carolina|York]]
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In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts and went with the county-only concept. However they continued to call their 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 1770" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 7 May 2011).</ref><br>
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:*[[St. Marks Parish, South Carolina|St. Mark's Parish]] records since 1757
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:*papers filed in the District Seat at [[Camden, South Carolina]]
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:*papers filed in the early capital at [[Charleston, South Carolina]]
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[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html Camden District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history. <br>
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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In 1791 Pinckney District was formed from Camden District and the Ninety-Six District.
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South Carolina Archives has a page called "[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ The Formation of Counties in South Carolina]." You can click on the years the side to see the boundaries of&nbsp;districts and counties.
  
 
[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.  
 
[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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== Resources  ==
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=== Research Guides ===
  
 
*''[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0049.htm South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Camden District]'', available online, courtesy: [http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History].
 
*''[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0049.htm South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Camden District]'', available online, courtesy: [http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History].
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=== Church  ===
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==== Church of England  ====
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Marks Parish, South Carolina|St. Mark's Parish]].
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=== Genealogy  ===
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*'''[Hamiter]''' Hamiter, David L. "The Hamiter Family of South Carolina," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Winter 1995):3-12. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 23}}
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=== Military  ===
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*McCrady, Edward. ''Heroes of the Old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861: An Address to the Survivors of Fairfield County, Delivered at Winnsboro, S.C., September 1st, 1888, by Col. Edward McCrady, Jr.'' Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1888. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SREtAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
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===== Civil War<br>  =====
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Civil War service men from Camden District served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed of men from Camden District
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:- [[2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)|2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)]]
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::- Company E (also known as Camden Volunteers and Camden Light Infantry)
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=== References  ===
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Revision as of 17:25, 1 November 2011

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngCamden District

Contents

History

Camden district was established in 1768 when South Carolina eliminated the countes and created seven Districts. In 1785, counties were re-established as subsets and subordinate to the overarching districts. The following counties were the original counties formed:

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts and went with the county-only concept. However they continued to call their counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [1]

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in:[2]

Camden District, South Carolina, courtesy: Carolana.com. Includes history.

Boundary Changes

In 1791 Pinckney District was formed from Camden District and the Ninety-Six District.

South Carolina Archives has a page called "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina." You can click on the years the side to see the boundaries of districts and counties.

"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.

Resources

Research Guides

Church

Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also St. Mark's Parish.

Genealogy

  • [Hamiter] Hamiter, David L. "The Hamiter Family of South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Winter 1995):3-12. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 23

Military

  • McCrady, Edward. Heroes of the Old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861: An Address to the Survivors of Fairfield County, Delivered at Winnsboro, S.C., September 1st, 1888, by Col. Edward McCrady, Jr. Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1888. Digital version at Google Books.
Civil War

Civil War service men from Camden District served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed of men from Camden District

- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)
- Company E (also known as Camden Volunteers and Camden Light Infantry)

References

  1. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html : 2007
  2. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1770" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 7 May 2011).