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=== Resources  ===
=== Resources  ===
==== Census ====
==== Census''<br>'' ====
===== '''''1790'''''  =====
==== Court ====
*[http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_1/58000/58447/1/preview/Preview.pdf 1790 Census], Georgetown District (pdf; Lulu.com)
==== Local Histories<br> ====
*[http://www.skcensus.com/census/sc/indexes/georgetown1790.html 1790 Census Index], Georgetown District (SK Publications)<br>
===== '''''1800'''''  =====
==== Maps<br> ====
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/sc/georgetown/census/1800/ 1800 Census], Georgetown District (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
==== Websites<br> ====
==== Court  ====
*Draine, Tony, and Edd Bannister. ''Georgetown District, S.C. 1783 Jury List''. Columbia, SC?: Draban Publications?, 1991?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/georgetown-district-sc-1783-jury-list/oclc/26177605&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
==== Local Histories ====
*Withers, Francis. ''Francis Withers Account Book 1833-1840, Georgetown District, South Carolina''. Frederick, MD: University Publications, 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/francis-withers-account-book-1833-1840-georgetown-district-south-carolina/oclc/43209225&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
==== Maps  ====
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1593289/Georgetown+District+1825+surveyed+1820/ Georgetown District] (Historic Map Works)
*[http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@filreq(@field(SUBJ+@od1(Georgetown+County++S+C++--Maps,+Manuscript+))+@field(COLLID+cwmap)) Georgetown District Civil War Map] (American Memory at the Library of Congress)
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~23865~860032:Georgetown-District,-South-Carolina Georgetown District, South Carolina] (David Rumsey Map Collection)
*[http://www.history-map.com/picture/002/Georgetown-District-Carolina-South.htm Georgetown District, South Carolina] (history-map.com)
==== Websites  ====
*[http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GeorgetownDistrictofSouthCarolina/default.aspx Georgetown District of South Carolina]&nbsp;(Family Tree DNA group)
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/georgetown_district_sc.html Georgetown District, South Carolina]&nbsp;(includes history) (Carolana.com)
*[http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/georgetown_district_sc.html Georgetown District, South Carolina]&nbsp;(includes history) (Carolana.com)

Revision as of 16:42, 18 September 2011

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngGeorgetown District

  • Not to be confused with Georgetown County created in 1800 by renaming Winyah County. From 1800 to 1868 that Georgetown County was also known by the alias of Georgetown District.


Georgetown District was created in 1768 by renaming Craven County.[1] See the 1768 South Carolina map.

In 1785 four subordinate counties were formed within the overarching Georgetown District:

Prior to 1798 none of these counties became functional. They were counties in name only. Records were kept either at the parish level, at the District Seat level in Georgetown, or at the capital in Charleston.[2] See the 1785 South Carolina Map.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Georgetown District, and switched to the county-only concept. An all new Georgetown County was created in 1800 by renaming Winyah County. However they called their counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

For documents of people who lived in this area from 1768 to 1800, look in:[4]

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.




Local Histories




  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 9 May 2011).
  2. "A History of Georgetown District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Georgetown_district_sc.html (accessed 9 May 2011).
  3. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html : 2007
  4. "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).