Charleston District, South Carolina

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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[South Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Charleston_District,_South_Carolina|Charleston District]]''  
  
 
*'''''Not''''' to be confused with the small [[Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Charleston (1785-1791) County]] abolished in 1791.  
 
*'''''Not''''' to be confused with the small [[Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Charleston (1785-1791) County]] abolished in 1791.  
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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].  
 
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].  
  
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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In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Charleston District, and switched to the county-only 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>  
  
For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in [[South Carolina#Colonial_Parishes|parish]] records, or for papers filed in [[Charleston, South Carolina]].  
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For documents of people who lived in this area from 1768 to 1800, look in:<ref>"South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1760" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 7 May 2011).</ref><br>
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:*[[Christ Church Parish, South Carolina|Christ Church Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina|St. Andrew's Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. Bartholomews Parish, South Carolina|St. Bartholomew's Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina|St. James Goose Creek Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. Pauls Parish, South Carolina|St. Paul's Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina|St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[St. Johns Berkeley Parish, South Carolina|St. John's Berkeley Parish]] records since 1708
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:*[[St. George Parish, South Carolina|St. George Parish]] records since 1717
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:*[[St. Johns Colleton Parish, South Carolina|St. John's Colleton Parish]] records since 1730
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:*[[St. Michaels Parish, South Carolina|St. Michael's Parish]] records since 1751
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:*[[St. Stephens Parish, South Carolina|St. Stephen's Parish]] records since 1754
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:*papers filed in the early capital at [[Charleston, South Carolina]].
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===

Revision as of 19:45, 7 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-only concept. An all new Charleston County was created in 1800. However they called their counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

For documents of people who lived in this area from 1768 to 1800, 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.

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
  4. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1760" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 7 May 2011).