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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[South Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Georgetown District, South Carolina|Georgetown District]]''  
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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]]. From 1800 to 1868 that ''Georgetown County'' was also known by the alias of ''Georgetown District''.
  
 
=== 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 by renaming [[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 9 May 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. Records were kept either at the parish level, at the District Seat level in Georgetown, 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><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 1775" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1775.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  ====
  
[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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[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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=== Resources<br> ===
  
=== Websites  ===
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==== Websites<br> ====
  
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/georgetown_district_sc.html Georgetown District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history.
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*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/georgetown_district_sc.html Georgetown District, South Carolina]&nbsp;(includes history) (Carolana.com)
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 16:42, 18 September 2011

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  • Not to be confused with Georgetown County created in 1800 by renaming Winyah County. From 1800 to 1868 that Georgetown County was also known by the alias of Georgetown District.

Contents

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 the District Seat level in Georgetown, 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.

Resources

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 9 May 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 1775" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1775.html (accessed 9 May 2011).