Liberty County, South Carolina Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(breadcrumb trail)
(hist)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Liberty County, South Carolina|Liberty County]]''  
+
''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[South Carolina]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Liberty_County,_South_Carolina|Liberty County]]''  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
 +
 +
[[Liberty_County,_South_Carolina|Liberty County]] was created in 1785 within [[Georgetown District, South Carolina|Georgetown District]] from the northernmost quarter part of the overarching Georgetown District.<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/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html 1785 South Carolina map].
 +
 +
Liberty County was never surveyed or properly laid out. Its boundaries were ambiguous. Its county government never became functional. Most records were kept at the parish level, or at the Georgetown District level; none were kept at the county level. There was no county seat. There were no political connotations to the county's existence. In this case the term "county" had no meaning other than to describe an approximate geographical area. It was a county in name only.<ref name="Kings">A History of Liberty District (County) in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Liberty_county_sc.html (accessed 9 May 2011).</ref>
 +
 +
[[Liberty_County,_South_Carolina|Liberty County]] was officially renamed [[Marion County, South Carolina|Marion County]] in 1798. However, census officials were slow to make the change and used Liberty County in the 1800 federal census.<ref name="Kings" />
 +
 +
For documents of people who lived in this area 1785-1798, 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>
 +
 +
:*[[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick Parish]] records since 1734
 +
:*[[St. Davids Parish, South Carolina|St. David's Parish]] records since 1768
 +
:*papers filed in the district seat at [[Georgetown, South Carolina]]
 +
:*papers filed in the early capital at [[Charleston, South Carolina]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
Line 11: Line 24:
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
<references />
+
<references />  
  
 
{{South Carolina|South Carolina}}  
 
{{South Carolina|South Carolina}}  
  
[[Category:South_Carolina]]
+
[[Category:South_Carolina_counties]]

Revision as of 18:28, 9 May 2011

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngLiberty County

Contents

History

Liberty County was created in 1785 within Georgetown District from the northernmost quarter part of the overarching Georgetown District.[1] See the 1785 South Carolina map.

Liberty County was never surveyed or properly laid out. Its boundaries were ambiguous. Its county government never became functional. Most records were kept at the parish level, or at the Georgetown District level; none were kept at the county level. There was no county seat. There were no political connotations to the county's existence. In this case the term "county" had no meaning other than to describe an approximate geographical area. It was a county in name only.[2]

Liberty County was officially renamed Marion County in 1798. However, census officials were slow to make the change and used Liberty County in the 1800 federal census.[2]

For documents of people who lived in this area 1785-1798, look in:[3]

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

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. 2.0 2.1 A History of Liberty District (County) in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Liberty_county_sc.html (accessed 9 May 2011).
  3. "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).