Georgetown District, South Carolina

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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].  
 
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].  
  
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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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>
  
 
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>  
 
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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==== 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.
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Resources<br> ===
  
==== Census ====
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==== Websites<br> ====
  
===== '''''1790''''' =====
 
 
*[http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_1/58000/58447/1/preview/Preview.pdf 1790 Census], Georgetown District (pdf; Lulu.com)
 
 
===== '''''1800''''' =====
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/sc/georgetown/census/1800/ 1800 Census], Georgetown District (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
 
 
==== Maps ====
 
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23865~860032:Georgetown-District,-South-Carolina Georgetown District, South Carolina] (David Rumsey Map Collection)
 
*[http://www.history-map.com/picture/002/Georgetown-District-Carolina-South.htm Georgetown District, South Carolina] (history-map.com)
 
 
==== Websites  ====
 
 
*[http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GeorgetownDistrictofSouthCarolina/default.aspx Georgetown District of South Carolina]&nbsp;(Family Tree DNA group)
 
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/georgetown_district_sc.html Georgetown District, South Carolina]&nbsp;(includes history) (Carolana.com)
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/georgetown_district_sc.html Georgetown District, South Carolina]&nbsp;(includes history) (Carolana.com)
  

Revision as of 16:42, 18 September 2011

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngGeorgetown District

  • 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).