Lincoln County, South Carolina Genealogy
Lincoln 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.
Lincoln County was abolished in 1791.
For documents of people who lived in Lincoln County 1785-1791, look in:
- St. Peter's Parish records since 1747
- St. Luke's Parish records since 1767
- papers filed in the District Seat at Beaufort, South Carolina
- papers filed in the early capital at Charleston, South Carolina.
- "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).
- "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).