Ninety-Six District, South Carolina

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United StatesGotoarrow.png[[South Carolina]Gotoarrow.pngNinety-Six District

Historical Facts

In 1768 South Carolina replaced all of her previous counties with seven court districts including the newly organized area of Ninety-Six District northwest of the previous counties. In 1785 South Carolina created six subordinate counties within the overarching Ninety-Six District:[1]

Ninety Six District, South Carolina, This is a great site that has maps and a history of the District.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished administrative districts and went with the county concept, However they called the counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [2]

Resources

Research Guides

Census

See Ninety-Six District, SC census assignments, including links to transcribed files [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1779

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Butler] Jervey, Theodore D. "The Butlers of South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct. 1903). FHL Book 929.273 B976dj; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Drake] Drake, Charles E. "The Drake Family of Ninety Six District and Abbeville County, South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 2001):183-195. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 29

Land

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Ninety-Sixth District land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

References

  • First Settlers of South Carolina, 1670-80, by Agnes L. Baldwin; pub. Columbia, South Carolina, 1969
  • Inventory of County Archives of South Carolina, 14 vol., Historical Records Survey; pub. Columbia, South Carolina, 1937-1941
  • Research Materials in South Carolina, by John H. Moore; pub. Columbia, South Carolina, 1967
  • Bibliography of South Carolina, 1563-1950, 6 vol., Robert C. Turnbull; pub. Charlottesville, Virgina 1956-1960
  • The History of South Carolina, 4 vol., David D. Wallace; pub. New York, 1934


  1. "A History of Ninety-Six District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/ninety_six_district_sc.html (accessed 9 May 2011).
  2. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/camden_district_sc.html : 2007