Orangeburgh District, South Carolina

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=== Alternate Spelling  ===
 
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In 1783 '''Orangeburgh''' officially dropped the '''h''' and ever since goes by Orangeburg.<ref name="Orange">"A History of Orangeburgh District" in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/orangeburgh_district_sc.html (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref> For simplicity its original spelling is used for this district's title on this page.
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Tradition has been that the "h" was used when referring to Orangeburgh District and it was dropped when referring to Orangeburg County.&nbsp;<ref name="Culler's Orangeburgh History">Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District History and Records, 1768-1868, (Spartanburg: The Reprint Company, 1995), page ix.</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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The four subordinate counties were abolished in 1791. Only the overarching Orangeburgh District remained for the next nine years.<ref name="Orange" />  
 
The four subordinate counties were abolished in 1791. Only the overarching Orangeburgh District remained for the next nine years.<ref name="Orange" />  
  
In 1800 Barnwell District was created from part of&nbsp; [[Orangeburgh_District,_South_Carolina|Orangeburgh District]].&nbsp; However, in South Carolina counties were often called districts as late as 1868.&nbsp;[http://archives.sc.gov/sccountymaps/Pages/default.aspx archives.sc.gov/sccountymaps/Pages/default.aspx]  
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In 1800 Barnwell District was created from part of&nbsp; [[Orangeburgh_District,_South_Carolina|Orangeburgh District]].&nbsp; Lexington District was created from part of Orangeburgh District in 1804 and carried the same name as the old territory formed in 1785. The remaining area of Orangeburgh District became Orangeburg County in 1868. [http://archives.sc.gov/sccountymaps/Pages/default.aspx archives.sc.gov/sccountymaps/Pages/default.aspx]  
  
 
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 7 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 1760" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 7 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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For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/southcarolina/ "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Societies ===
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Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society
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The [http://www.ogsgs.org/ OGSGS] is a family history organization which promotes the collection and preservation of early records of the people of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, and their descendants.
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Be sure to check the resources documenting the history of Orangeburgh and its earliest settlers on the home page above.
  
 
=== Websites  ===
 
=== Websites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/orangeburgh_district_sc.html Orangeburgh District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history.  
 
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/orangeburgh_district_sc.html Orangeburgh District, South Carolina], courtesy: [http://www.carolana.com/ Carolana.com]. Includes history.  
*[[www.orangeburghplats.com]]
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*[[Www.orangeburghplats.com]]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 16:54, 10 March 2014

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngOrangeburgh District

  • Not to be confused with the smaller Orangeburg County 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that Orangeburg County was also known by the alias of Orangeburg District.

Contents

Alternate Spelling

Tradition has been that the "h" was used when referring to Orangeburgh District and it was dropped when referring to Orangeburg County. [1]

Historical Facts

In 1768 South Carolina replaced all of her previous counties with seven court districts including the new Orangeburgh District northwest of the previous Berkeley, Colleton, and Granville counties. See the 1770 South Carolina map.

In 1785 South Carolina created four newly-defined subordinate counties within the overarching Orangeburgh District:[2] (See the 1785 South Carolina map.)

The four subordinate counties were never surveyed or properly laid out. Their boundaries were ambiguous. Their county governments never became functional. Most records were kept at the parish level; none were kept at the county level. There were no county seats. There were no political connotations to the counties' existences. In this case the term "county" had no meaning other than to describe an approximate geographical area. They were a counties in name only.[2]

The four subordinate counties were abolished in 1791. Only the overarching Orangeburgh District remained for the next nine years.[2]

In 1800 Barnwell District was created from part of  Orangeburgh District.  Lexington District was created from part of Orangeburgh District in 1804 and carried the same name as the old territory formed in 1785. The remaining area of Orangeburgh District became Orangeburg County in 1868. archives.sc.gov/sccountymaps/Pages/default.aspx

For documents of people who lived in this area from 1768 to 1800, look in:[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Societies

Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society

The OGSGS is a family history organization which promotes the collection and preservation of early records of the people of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, and their descendants.

Be sure to check the resources documenting the history of Orangeburgh and its earliest settlers on the home page above.

Websites

References

  1. Daniel Marchant Culler, Orangeburgh District History and Records, 1768-1868, (Spartanburg: The Reprint Company, 1995), page ix.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Orange
  3. "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 7 May 2011).