Charleston District, South Carolina

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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[South Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Charleston_District,_South_Carolina|Charleston 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 the small [[Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Charleston (1785-1791) County]] abolished in 1791.
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*'''''Not''''' to be confused with [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]] 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that ''Charleston County'' was also known by the alias of ''Charleston District''.
  
==== Family Histories ====
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=== History  ===
  
see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Berkeley_County,_South_Carolina#Family_Histories Berkeley County Family Histories],
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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-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>
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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]].
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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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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=== Family Histories  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy|Berkeley County Genealogy]]
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/charles_town_district_sc.html Charles Town District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history.
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=== References  ===
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Revision as of 19:56, 23 May 2011

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngCharleston District

  • Not to be confused with the small Charleston (1785-1791) County abolished in 1791.
  • Not to be confused with Charleston County 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that Charleston County was also known by the alias of Charleston District.

Contents

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

Websites

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).