Berkeley (1785-1791) County, South Carolina Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Berkeley (1785-1791) County

History

Berkeley (1785-1791) County was created in 1785 in the overarching Charleston (1785-1791) District from the northwest central part of Charleston District roughly where present-day Dorchester County and parts of modern Charleston County are found.[1] See the 1785 South Carolina map.

This new 1785 Berkeley County's boundaries only partially overlapped the previous Berkeley County which existed 1682-1768.

Berkeley (1785-1791) 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; 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.[1]

Berkeley (1785-1791) County was abolished in 1791.

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in parish records, or for papers in Charleston, South Carolina.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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).