Georgetown District, South Carolina

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:*[[Winyah County, South Carolina|Winyah County]]—in 1800 renamed [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]]
 
:*[[Winyah County, South Carolina|Winyah County]]—in 1800 renamed [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]]
  
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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Prior to 1798 none of these counties became functional. They were counties in name only. Records were kept either at the parish level, 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].  
  
 
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>  
 
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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History

Georgetown District was created in 1768 by renaming 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. Records were kept either at the parish level, 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).