Charleston District, South Carolina

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Charleston_District,_South_Carolina|Charleston District]]''  
 
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Charleston_District,_South_Carolina|Charleston District]]''  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*'''''Not''''' to be confused with the small [[Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Charleston (1785-1791) County]] abolished in 1791.
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*'''''Not''''' to be confused with the present-day [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]] created in 1800.
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=== History  ===
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Originally '''Charles Town District''', spelling officially changed to '''Charleston District''' in 1785.
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[[Charleston_District,_South_Carolina|Charleston District]] was created in 1768 from [[Colleton (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Colleton (1682-1768) County]], [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]], and part of [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven 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 six subordinate counties were formed within the overarching [[Charleston_District,_South_Carolina|Charleston District]]:
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:*[[Bartholomew County, South Carolina|Bartholomew County]]
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:*[[Berkeley (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1785-1791) County]]
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:*[[Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Charleston (1785-1791) County]]
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:*[[Colleton (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Colleton (1785-1791) County]]
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:*[[Marion (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Marion (1785-1791) County]]
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:*[[Washington County, South Carolina|Washington County]]
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These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1791. They were counties in name only.<ref>"A History of Charleston District" in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Charleston_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 like Charleston District, and switched to the county concept. An all new [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]] was created in 1800. However they called 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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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
 
[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.  
  
==== Family Histories  ====
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=== Family Histories  ===
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy|Berkeley County Genealogy]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy|Berkeley County Genealogy]]  
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=== References  ===
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Revision as of 15:36, 6 May 2011

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History

Originally Charles Town District, spelling officially changed to Charleston District in 1785.

Charleston District was created in 1768 from Colleton (1682-1768) County, Berkeley (1682-1768) County, and part of Craven County.[1] See the 1768 South Carolina map.

In 1785 six subordinate counties were formed within the overarching Charleston District:

These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1791. They were counties in name only.[2] See the 1785 South Carolina Map.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Charleston District, and switched to the county concept. An all new Charleston County was created in 1800. However they called their counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

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.

Family Histories

Gotoarrow.png See also Berkeley County Genealogy

References

  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 Charleston District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Charleston_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