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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 districts. The following counties were the original counties formed:

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. [1]

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.


Research Guides


Church of England

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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 Book 975.7 B2sc v. 23


  • 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.


  1. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, : 2007


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