Winyah County, South Carolina Genealogy

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[[Winyah_County,_South_Carolina|Winyah County]] was created in 1785 within [[Georgetown District, South Carolina|Georgetown District]] from the southernmost 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 28 April 2011).</ref> See the [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html 1785 South Carolina map].
  
[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. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.
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Winyah 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 Winyah District (County) in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Winyah_county_sc.html (accessed 5 May 2011).</ref>
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[[Winyah_County,_South_Carolina|Winyah County]] was renamed [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]] in 1800.<ref name="Kings" />
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For documents of people who lived in this area 1785-1800, 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>
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:*[[Prince George Parish, South Carolina|Prince George Parish]] records since 1721
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:*[[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick Parish]] records since 1734
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:*[[All Saints Parish, South Carolina|All Saints Parish]] records since 1767
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:*papers filed in the district seat at [[Georgetown, South Carolina]]
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:*papers filed in the early capital at [[Charleston, South Carolina]]
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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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Winyaw

History

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

Winyah 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]

Winyah County was renamed Georgetown County in 1800.[2]

For documents of people who lived in this area 1785-1800, 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.

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 28 April 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 A History of Winyah District (County) in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Winyah_county_sc.html (accessed 5 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).