Marion (1785-1791) County, South Carolina Genealogy
- Not to be confused with the modern Marion County that has existed since 1798.
Marion (1785-1791) County was created in 1785 in the overarching Charleston District from the upper half of present-day Berkeley County and most of present-day Charleston County See the 1785 South Carolina map.
This original 1785 Marion County's boundaries were different from the modern Marion County created in 1798 along the Pee Dee River.
Marion (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.
Marion (1785-1791) County was abolished in 1791.
- "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).
- A History of Marion County, South Carolina in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Marion_county_sc.html (accessed 5 May 2011).