Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy
|Charleston County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Charleston County's civil records start the following years:
Note: City of Charleston birth and death records begin earlier. See Charleston County, South Carolina Vital Records.
Charleston County Courthouse
4050 Bridgeview Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405
Charleston County Probate Court
100 Broad St., Suite 381
Charleston, SC 29401-5030
Charleston County Register Mesne Conveyance
101 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401-2249
Charleston County Clerk of Court
100 Broad St., Suite 106
Charleston, SC 29401-2258
HistoryJudicial District, Charleston County is the home to the city of Charleston (originally Charles Towne) which was first settled in 1670 by British and Africans from the Caribbean island of Barbados. Charleston was originally named in honor of King Charles II of England (1630-1685).
Parent County/Boundary Changes
- 1769 - Charleston District created as one of seven original districts.
- 1785 - Charleston divided into Berkeley, Bartholomews, Charleston, Colleton, Marion, and Washington Counties, which never became functional.
- 1800 - Non-functional counties of Berkeley, Barhtolomews, Charleston, Colleton, Marion, and Washington were abolished and Charleston returned to its status as a district. Colleton District created from Charleston (covering different boundaries than the non-functional Colleton County).
- 1868 - Charleston and all other districts became counties.
- 1882 - Berkeley created from Charleston County.
- 1893 - Charleston gained from Berkeley County.
- 1911 - Charleston gained from Colleton County.
- 1921 - Charleston gained from Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.
- 1975 - Colleton gained from Charleston County.
- 1987 - Colleton gained from Charleston County.
- Charles Town
Official negligence in the 1830s destroyed a large quantity of loose records of the court of general sessions. Northern "tourists," many of whom were members of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's congregation from Brooklyn, New York, looted other material from both public and private repositories in Charleston in April 1865. Loose probate papers were apparently destroyed in Columbia in February 1865.
|Adams Run||Folly Beach||Miller Hill||Saint Andrews|
|Ashley Heights||Folly Island||Moores Corner||Sandy|
|Ashley Junction||Fort Bull||Mount Pleasant||Scanlonville|
|Avondale||Fort Moultrie||Myers||Seabrook Island|
|Baptist Hill||Gannon (hist.)||Oakgrove||Secessionville|
|Berry Hill||Hickory Hill||Otranto||South Windermire|
|Brentwood||Hobcaw Point||Oyster Point||Stone Park|
|Buck Hall||Hollywood||Palmetto Fort||Stono|
|Camp Saint Christopher||Humbert Woods||Parkers Ferry||Stono Station|
|Capwells Crossroads||Hunley Park||Parrot Point||Sullivan's Island|
|Cedar Springs||Isle of Palms||Pepperhill||Sylvia Lane|
|Centerville||James Island||Philip||Ten Mile|
|Charleston||Johns Island||Pinecrest||Three Trees|
|Cohen Hill||Kiawah Island||Point Pleasant (hist.)||Wadmalaw Island|
|Collins Creek||Lambs||Ponpon||Wando Woods|
|Deer Park||Laurel Hill Plantation||Porcher Bluff||Warren Crossroads|
|Deweys Hill||Limehouse Station||Ravenel||Whipper-Barnoy|
|Dorchester||Lincolnville||Red Top||Whitehall Terrace|
|Drayton||Little Edisto||Riverland||Willtown Bluff|
|Dupont Station||Maryville||Riverland Terrace||Woodstock|
|Edisto Island||Meggett||Rockville||Yonges Island|
|Fenwick Crossroads||Melrose||Runnymede|| |
|Fenwick Hills||Midland Park||
For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to Populated Places, Charleston County, South Carolina
- "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia. [http://www.charleston-sc.com/history/%7C"Charleston and Charleston County History"
- South Carolina State Library, "Charleston County" (http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/charleston-county : accessed 13 Apr 2011).
- Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).