Beaufort District, South Carolina

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Beaufort District was created in 1768 from part of Granville County.[1]

In 1785 four counties were formed within Beaufort District: Granville, Hilton, Lincoln, and Shrewsbury. These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1798. They were counties in name only.[2]

In 1800, South Carolina abolished administrative districts and went with the county concept, However they called the counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

Boundary Changes

"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 AniMap 3.0 software.


  1. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 28 April 2011).
  2. "A History of Beaufort District" in Carolana at (accessed 28 April 2011).
  3. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, : 2007