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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[South Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Georgetown_District,_South_Carolina|Georgetown District]]''
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*'''''Not''''' to be confused with [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]] created in 1800 by renaming [[Winyah County, South Carolina|Winyah County]].
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
For more information go to [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County.]]  
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[[Georgetown_District,_South_Carolina|Georgetown District]] was created in 1768 from [[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 four subordinate counties were formed within the overarching [[Georgetown_District,_South_Carolina|Georgetown District]]:
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:*[[Kingston County, South Carolina|Kingston County]]—in 1801 renamed [[Horry County, South Carolina|Horry County]]
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:*[[Liberty County, South Carolina|Liberty County]]—in 1798 renamed [[Marion County, South Carolina|Marion County]]
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:*[[Williamsburg County, South Carolina|Williamsburg County]]—abolished 1798, then in 1804 re-established with the same boundaries
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:*[[Winyah County, South Carolina|Winyah County]]—in 1800 renamed [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]]
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Prior to 1798 none of these counties became functional. They were counties in name only. Business was done at Georgetown, the district seat, or at the capital in Charleston.<ref>"A History of Georgetown District" in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Georgetown_district_sc.html (accessed 9 May 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 [[Georgetown_District,_South_Carolina|Georgetown District]], and switched to the county-only concept. An all new [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]] was created in 1800 by renaming [[Winyah County, South Carolina|Winyah County]]. 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 9 May 2011).</ref><br>
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:*[[St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee Parish]] records since 1706
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:*[[Prince George Parish, South Carolina|Prince George Parish]] records since 1721
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:*[[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick Parish]] records since 1734
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:*[[St. Stephens Parish, South Carolina|St. Stephen's Parish]] records since 1754
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:*[[St. Marks Parish, South Carolina|St. Mark's Parish]] records since 1757
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:*[[All Saints Parish, South Carolina|All Saints Parish]] records since 1767
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:*[[St. Davids Parish, South Carolina|St. David's Parish]] records since 1768
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:*papers filed in the District Seat at [[Georgetown, South Carolina]]
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:*papers filed in the early capital at [[Charleston, South Carolina]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====

Revision as of 17:01, 9 May 2011

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History

Georgetown District was created in 1768 from Craven County.[1] See the 1768 South Carolina map.

In 1785 four subordinate counties were formed within the overarching Georgetown District:

Prior to 1798 none of these counties became functional. They were counties in name only. Business was done at Georgetown, the district seat, or at the capital in Charleston.[2] See the 1785 South Carolina Map.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Georgetown District, and switched to the county-only concept. An all new Georgetown County was created in 1800 by renaming Winyah County. 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.

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 Georgetown District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Georgetown_district_sc.html (accessed 9 May 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 9 May 2011).