South Carolina County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Progeny County'''
 
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Progeny County'''
 
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|-
| Abbeville
+
| Abbeville  
| nowrap="nowrap" | 12 Mar 1785
+
| nowrap="nowrap" | 12 Mar 1785  
| Abbeville District
+
| Abbeville District  
 
| McCormick 1916
 
| McCormick 1916
 
|-
 
|-
| Aiken
+
| Aiken  
| 10 Mar 1871
+
| 10 Mar 1871  
| nowrap="nowrap" | Edgefield, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Lexington
+
| nowrap="nowrap" | Edgefield, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Lexington  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Allendale
+
| Allendale  
| 06 Feb 1919
+
| 06 Feb 1919  
| Barnwell, Hampton
+
| Barnwell, Hampton  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Anderson
+
| Anderson  
| 1826
+
| 1826  
| Pendleton District
+
| Pendleton District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Bamberg
+
| Bamberg  
| 25 Feb 1897
+
| 25 Feb 1897  
| Barnwell
+
| Barnwell  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Barnwell
+
| Barnwell  
| 1798
+
| 1798  
| Orangeburg District
+
| renamed from Winton
 
| Allendale 1919
 
| Allendale 1919
 
|-
 
|-
| Bartholomew’s
+
| Bartholomew’s  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Charleston District
+
| Charleston District  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Beaufort
+
| Beaufort  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Beaufort District
+
| Beaufort District  
 
| Jasper 1912
 
| Jasper 1912
 
|-
 
|-
| Berkeley
+
| Berkeley  
| 31 Jan 1882
+
| 31 Jan 1882  
| Charleston
+
| Charleston  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Berkeley (old)
+
| Berkeley (old)  
| 1682
+
| 1682  
| Colonial lands
+
| Colonial lands  
 
| abolished 1683
 
| abolished 1683
 
|-
 
|-
| Calhoun
+
| Calhoun  
| 14 Feb 1908
+
| 14 Feb 1908  
| Lexington, Orangeburg
+
| Lexington, Orangeburg  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Charleston
+
| Carteret
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 1685
| Charleston District
+
| Colonial lands
 +
| renamed Granville 1708
 +
|-
 +
| Charleston  
 +
| 12 Mar 1785  
 +
| Charleston District  
 
| Berkeley 1882
 
| Berkeley 1882
 
|-
 
|-
| Cherokee
+
| Cherokee  
| 25 Feb 1897
+
| 25 Feb 1897  
| Union, York
+
| Union, York  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Chester
+
| Chester  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Chesterfield
+
| Chesterfield  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Cheraws District
+
| Cheraws District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Claremont
+
| Claremont  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Clarendon
+
| Clarendon  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Colleton
+
| Colleton  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Charleston District
+
| Charleston District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Colleton (old)
+
| Colleton (old)  
| 1682
+
| 1682  
| Colonial lands
+
| Colonial lands  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Craven
+
| Craven  
| 1682
+
| 1682  
| Colonial lands
+
| Colonial lands  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Darlington
+
| Darlington  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Cheraws District
+
| Cheraws District  
 
| Lee 1902
 
| Lee 1902
 
|-
 
|-
| Dillon
+
| Dillon  
| 05 Feb 1910
+
| 05 Feb 1910  
| Marion
+
| Marion  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Dorchester (old)
+
| Dorchester (old)  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| abolished 1798
 
| abolished 1798
 
|-
 
|-
| Dorchester
+
| Dorchester  
| 1897
+
| 1897  
| Berkeley, Colleton
+
| Berkeley, Colleton  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Edgefield
+
| Edgefield  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Fairfield
+
| Fairfield  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Florence
+
| Florence  
| 22 Dec 1888
+
| 22 Dec 1888  
| nowrap="nowrap" | Clarendon, Marion, Darlington, Williamsburg
+
| nowrap="nowrap" | Clarendon, Marion, Darlington, Williamsburg  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Georgetown
+
| Georgetown  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Georgetown District
+
| Georgetown District  
 
| Horry
 
| Horry
 
|-
 
|-
| Granville (old)
+
| Granville (old)  
| 1684
+
| 1708
| Colonial lands
+
| renamed from Carteret
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| nowrap="nowrap" | Granville (2nd old)
+
| nowrap="nowrap" | Granville (2nd old)  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Beaufort District
+
| Beaufort District  
 
| never functioned
 
| never functioned
 
|-
 
|-
| Greenville
+
| Greenville  
| 22 Mar 1786
+
| 22 Mar 1786  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| suspended 1789, restored 1798
 
| suspended 1789, restored 1798
 
|-
 
|-
| Greenwood
+
| Greenwood  
| 02 Mar 1897
+
| 02 Mar 1897  
| Abbeville
+
| Abbeville  
 
| McCormick 1916
 
| McCormick 1916
 
|-
 
|-
| Hampton
+
| Hampton  
| 18 Feb 1878
+
| 18 Feb 1878  
| Beaufort
+
| Beaufort  
 
| Jasper 1912, Allendale 1919
 
| Jasper 1912, Allendale 1919
 
|-
 
|-
| Hilton
+
| Hilton  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Beaufort District
+
| Beaufort District  
 
| never functioned
 
| never functioned
 
|-
 
|-
| Horry
+
| Horry  
| 19 Dec 1801
+
| 19 Dec 1801  
| renamed from Kershaw
+
| renamed from Kershaw  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Jasper
+
| Jasper  
| 30 Jan 1912
+
| 30 Jan 1912  
| Beaufort, Hampton
+
| Beaufort, Hampton  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Kershaw
+
| Kershaw  
| 19 Feb 1791
+
| 19 Feb 1791  
| Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield, Richland
+
| Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield, Richland  
 
| Lee 1902
 
| Lee 1902
 
|-
 
|-
| Kingston
+
| Kingston  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Georgetown District
+
| Georgetown District  
 
| renamed Horry 1801
 
| renamed Horry 1801
 
|-
 
|-
| Lancaster
+
| Lancaster  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Laurens
+
| Laurens  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Lee
+
| Lee  
| 25 Feb 1902
+
| 25 Feb 1902  
| Darlington, Sumter, Kershaw
+
| Darlington, Sumter, Kershaw  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Lewisburg
+
| Lewisburg  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Orangeburg District
+
| Orangeburg District  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Lexington
+
| Lexington  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Orangeburg District
+
| Orangeburg District  
 
| suspended 1789, restored 1804
 
| suspended 1789, restored 1804
 
|-
 
|-
| Liberty
+
| Liberty  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Georgetown District
+
| Georgetown District  
 
| renamed Marion 1798
 
| renamed Marion 1798
 
|-
 
|-
| Lincoln
+
| Lincoln  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Beaufort District
+
| Beaufort District  
 
| never functioned
 
| never functioned
 
|-
 
|-
| Marion
+
| Marion  
| 1798
+
| 1798  
| renamed from Liberty
+
| renamed from Liberty  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Marion (old)
+
| Marion (old)  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Charleston District
+
| Charleston District  
 
| never functioned
 
| never functioned
 
|-
 
|-
| Marlboro
+
| Marlboro  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Cheraws District
+
| Cheraws District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| McCormick
+
| McCormick  
| 19 Feb 1916
+
| 19 Feb 1916  
| Abbeville, Greenwood
+
| Abbeville, Greenwood  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Newberry
+
| Newberry  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Oconee
+
| Oconee  
| 29 Jan 1868
+
| 29 Jan 1868  
| Pickens
+
| Pickens  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Orange
+
| Orange  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Orangeburg District
+
| Orangeburg District  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Orangeburg
+
| Orangeburg  
| 1769
+
| 1769  
| Orangeburg District
+
| Orangeburg District  
 
| Lewisburg 1785, Lexington 1785, Orange 1785, Winton 1785, Calhoun 1908
 
| Lewisburg 1785, Lexington 1785, Orange 1785, Winton 1785, Calhoun 1908
 
|-
 
|-
| Pendleton
+
| Pendleton  
| 1789
+
| 1789  
| Cherokee lands
+
| Cherokee lands  
 
| never functioned
 
| never functioned
 
|-
 
|-
| Pickens
+
| Pickens  
| 1825
+
| 1825  
| Pendleton District
+
| Pendleton District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Richland
+
| Richland  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Salem
+
| Salem  
| 1791
+
| 1791  
| Claremont, Clarendon
+
| Claremont, Clarendon  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Saluda
+
| Saluda  
| 25 Feb 1896
+
| 25 Feb 1896  
| Edgefield
+
| Edgefield  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Shrewsbury
+
| Shrewsbury  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Beaufort District
+
| Beaufort District  
 
| never functioned
 
| never functioned
 
|-
 
|-
| Spartanburg
+
| Spartanburg  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Sumter
+
| Sumter  
| 1798
+
| 1798  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Union
+
| Union  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Ninety-Six District
+
| Ninety-Six District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Washington
+
| Washington  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Charleston District
+
| Charleston District  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| Williamsburg
+
| Williamsburg  
| 1802
+
| 1802  
| Georgetown District
+
| Georgetown District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Winton
+
| Winton  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Orangeburg District
+
| Orangeburg District  
| extinct
+
| renamed Barnwell 1798
 
|-
 
|-
| Winyah
+
| Winyah  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Georgetown District
+
| Georgetown District  
 
| extinct
 
| extinct
 
|-
 
|-
| York
+
| York  
| 12 Mar 1785
+
| 12 Mar 1785  
| Camden District
+
| Camden District  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|}
 
|}

Revision as of 01:14, 16 March 2009

County

Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Abbeville 12 Mar 1785 Abbeville District McCormick 1916
Aiken 10 Mar 1871 Edgefield, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Lexington none
Allendale 06 Feb 1919 Barnwell, Hampton none
Anderson 1826 Pendleton District none
Bamberg 25 Feb 1897 Barnwell none
Barnwell 1798 renamed from Winton Allendale 1919
Bartholomew’s 12 Mar 1785 Charleston District extinct
Beaufort 12 Mar 1785 Beaufort District Jasper 1912
Berkeley 31 Jan 1882 Charleston none
Berkeley (old) 1682 Colonial lands abolished 1683
Calhoun 14 Feb 1908 Lexington, Orangeburg none
Carteret 1685 Colonial lands renamed Granville 1708
Charleston 12 Mar 1785 Charleston District Berkeley 1882
Cherokee 25 Feb 1897 Union, York none
Chester 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none
Chesterfield 12 Mar 1785 Cheraws District none
Claremont 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none
Clarendon 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none
Colleton 12 Mar 1785 Charleston District none
Colleton (old) 1682 Colonial lands extinct
Craven 1682 Colonial lands extinct
Darlington 12 Mar 1785 Cheraws District Lee 1902
Dillon 05 Feb 1910 Marion none
Dorchester (old) 12 Mar 1785 Ninety-Six District abolished 1798
Dorchester 1897 Berkeley, Colleton none
Edgefield 12 Mar 1785 Ninety-Six District none
Fairfield 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none
Florence 22 Dec 1888 Clarendon, Marion, Darlington, Williamsburg none
Georgetown 12 Mar 1785 Georgetown District Horry
Granville (old) 1708 renamed from Carteret extinct
Granville (2nd old) 12 Mar 1785 Beaufort District never functioned
Greenville 22 Mar 1786 Ninety-Six District suspended 1789, restored 1798
Greenwood 02 Mar 1897 Abbeville McCormick 1916
Hampton 18 Feb 1878 Beaufort Jasper 1912, Allendale 1919
Hilton 12 Mar 1785 Beaufort District never functioned
Horry 19 Dec 1801 renamed from Kershaw none
Jasper 30 Jan 1912 Beaufort, Hampton none
Kershaw 19 Feb 1791 Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield, Richland Lee 1902
Kingston 12 Mar 1785 Georgetown District renamed Horry 1801
Lancaster 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none
Laurens 12 Mar 1785 Ninety-Six District none
Lee 25 Feb 1902 Darlington, Sumter, Kershaw none
Lewisburg 12 Mar 1785 Orangeburg District extinct
Lexington 12 Mar 1785 Orangeburg District suspended 1789, restored 1804
Liberty 12 Mar 1785 Georgetown District renamed Marion 1798
Lincoln 12 Mar 1785 Beaufort District never functioned
Marion 1798 renamed from Liberty none
Marion (old) 12 Mar 1785 Charleston District never functioned
Marlboro 12 Mar 1785 Cheraws District none
McCormick 19 Feb 1916 Abbeville, Greenwood none
Newberry 12 Mar 1785 Ninety-Six District none
Oconee 29 Jan 1868 Pickens none
Orange 12 Mar 1785 Orangeburg District extinct
Orangeburg 1769 Orangeburg District Lewisburg 1785, Lexington 1785, Orange 1785, Winton 1785, Calhoun 1908
Pendleton 1789 Cherokee lands never functioned
Pickens 1825 Pendleton District none
Richland 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none
Salem 1791 Claremont, Clarendon extinct
Saluda 25 Feb 1896 Edgefield none
Shrewsbury 12 Mar 1785 Beaufort District never functioned
Spartanburg 12 Mar 1785 Ninety-Six District none
Sumter 1798 Camden District none
Union 12 Mar 1785 Ninety-Six District none
Washington 12 Mar 1785 Charleston District extinct
Williamsburg 1802 Georgetown District none
Winton 12 Mar 1785 Orangeburg District renamed Barnwell 1798
Winyah 12 Mar 1785 Georgetown District extinct
York 12 Mar 1785 Camden District none

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