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The South Carolinian Library has an excellent collection of maps. Part of the collection is a series of over 400 maps for 1884 to 1935, giving the location and construction details of buildings in 83 cities and towns in the state. The University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History also have extensive map collections. <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South_Carolina_Maps|Maps]]'' [[Image:{{1818 map}}]]
  
Atlases with maps of [[Portal:South Carolina|South Carolina]] for the years 1790, 1810, 1823, 1838, 1857, 1862, 1878, 1884, and 1917 are on Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=2083 002083]. City ward maps of Charleston for the years 1844, 1855, 1869, and 1883, for use with census records, are on Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=373717&disp=Ward+maps+of+United+States+cities%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 1377700 and fiche 6016609-12].  
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The [[South Caroliniana Library|South Caroliniana Library]] has an excellent collection of maps. Part of the collection is a series of over 400 maps for 1884 to 1935, giving the location and construction details of buildings in 83 cities and towns in the state. The University of South Carolina and the [http://archives.sc.gov/sccountymaps/Pages/default.aspx South Carolina Department of Archives and History] also have extensive map collections.  
  
'''For maps of counties and parishes, see:'''<br>Black, James. “''The Counties and Districts of South Carolina'',” in Genealogical Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, pp. 100-113. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Genealogical Association, 1976. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=973+D25gj 973 D25gj].)
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South Carolina is geographically divided into three regions: the Lowcountry, the Upcountry, and the Midlands.  
  
Mills, Robert. ''Mill's Atlas of the State of South Carolina''. [N.p.: Legislature of South Carolina, 1825?]. (Family History Library book Folio [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=285576&disp=Mills%27+atlas%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.7 E7m.)] These maps show the names of persons who owned land during the period 1810 to 1820.&nbsp; A complete set of Mill's Atlas maps is also available on-line through the [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html Map Collections]&nbsp;of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.<br>
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*City ward maps of Charleston for the years 1844, 1855, 1869, and 1883, for use with census records, are on {{FHL|373717|item|disp=FHL film 1377700; fiche 6016609-12}}
  
[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.  
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*Black, James. “''The Counties and Districts of South Carolina'',” in Genealogical Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, pp. 100-113. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Genealogical Association, 1976.) {{FHL|1223172|item|disp=FHL book 973 D25gj}}
  
''General Highway Maps''. Columbia, South Carolina: State Highway Dept., 1971-3. (Family History Library films 924630-31.) Includes maps for all 46 counties.  
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*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. This map will allow you to zoom in on any state or county in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring counties.
  
Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html
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*''General Highway Maps''. Columbia, South Carolina: State Highway Dept., 1971-3. {{FHL|924630|film|disp=FHL film 924630-31.)}} Includes maps for all 46 counties.
  
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*Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html].
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*[http://www.carolana.com Carolana.com]
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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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*Mills, Robert. ''Mill's Atlas of the State of South Carolina''. [N.p.: Legislature of South Carolina, 1825?]. {{FHL|285576|item|disp=FHL book 975.7 E7m.}} These maps show the names of persons who owned land during the period 1810 to 1820. A complete set of Mill's Atlas maps is also available on-line through the [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html Map Collections] of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.
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*Wilson's 1822 and Walker and Johnson's 1866 maps are great aids to genealogists. They identify creeks, which for a metes-and-bounds state, is essential to identifying the location of your ancestor's land.<ref>Mike Becknell, "Overview of South Carolina Genealogical Research," Group Tour of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 10 May 2011.</ref> For more information, contact the [[South Carolina Department of Archives and History|South Carolina Department of Archives and History]].
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Revision as of 17:43, 24 January 2013

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The State of South Carolina - 1818

The South Caroliniana Library has an excellent collection of maps. Part of the collection is a series of over 400 maps for 1884 to 1935, giving the location and construction details of buildings in 83 cities and towns in the state. The University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History also have extensive map collections.

South Carolina is geographically divided into three regions: the Lowcountry, the Upcountry, and the Midlands.

  • Black, James. “The Counties and Districts of South Carolina,” in Genealogical Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, pp. 100-113. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Genealogical Association, 1976.) FHL book 973 D25gj
  • General Highway Maps. Columbia, South Carolina: State Highway Dept., 1971-3. FHL film 924630-31.) Includes maps for all 46 counties.
  • Mills, Robert. Mill's Atlas of the State of South Carolina. [N.p.: Legislature of South Carolina, 1825?]. FHL book 975.7 E7m. These maps show the names of persons who owned land during the period 1810 to 1820. A complete set of Mill's Atlas maps is also available on-line through the Map Collections of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.
  • Wilson's 1822 and Walker and Johnson's 1866 maps are great aids to genealogists. They identify creeks, which for a metes-and-bounds state, is essential to identifying the location of your ancestor's land.[1] For more information, contact the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

References

  1. Mike Becknell, "Overview of South Carolina Genealogical Research," Group Tour of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 10 May 2011.