St. Peters Parish, South Carolina

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Peters_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Peter's Parish]]''  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
St. Peter's Parish has served historic [[Granville County, South Carolina|Granville]] County and [[Beaufort District, South Carolina|Beaufort]] District, which includes modern-day [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort]] County.  
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St. Peter's Parish has served historic [[Granville County, South Carolina|Granville]] County and [[Beaufort District, South Carolina|Beaufort]] District, which includes modern-day [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort]] County.  
  
South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
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Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the [[South Carolina Church Records#Church_of_England_.28Anglican.2C_Protestant_Episcopal.29|Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church)]]. Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
  
=== Founded  ===
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[[St._Peters_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Peter's Parish]] (Purrysburg, Jasper, SC) was created 17 Feb 1746/1747 from the southwest part of [[St. Helenas Parish, South Carolina|St. Helena's Parish]].
  
=== Boundary  ===
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*Borders [[St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina|St. Luke's]] and [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]] parishes and [[Georgia|Georgia]] border. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
 
*Borders [[St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina|St. Luke's]] and [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]] parishes and [[Georgia|Georgia]] border. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
  
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Revision as of 21:07, 5 July 2011

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Contents

History

St. Peter's Parish has served historic Granville County and Beaufort District, which includes modern-day Beaufort County.

Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church). Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.[1]

Founded

St. Peter's Parish (Purrysburg, Jasper, SC) was created 17 Feb 1746/1747 from the southwest part of St. Helena's Parish.

Boundary

Resources

Parish History

  • Rowland, Lawrence S. "'Alone on the River:' The Rise and Fall of the Savannah River Rice Plantations of St. Peter's Parish, South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 88, No. 3 (Jul. 1987):121-150. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 24, St. Peter's Parish, pages 385-386, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Parish Records

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.