Charleston District, South Carolina

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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>  
 
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 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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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>
  
 
:*[[Christ Church Parish, South Carolina|Christ Church Parish]] records since 1706  
 
:*[[Christ Church Parish, South Carolina|Christ Church Parish]] records since 1706  
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=== Family Histories  ===
 
=== Family Histories  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy|Berkeley County Genealogy]]  
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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.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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).