Pendleton County, South Carolina Genealogy

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Pendleton County was created in 1789 from formerly Cherokee Indian lands. At first it included all of present-day Anderson County, Oconee County, and Pickens County.[1]

The overarching Washington District created in 1791 included the subordinate Pendleton County. The name of this overarching district was changed to Pendleton District in 1798. [2] Compare the 1791 South Carolina map and the 1799 South Carolina Map. In 1800 South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Pendleton District, and switched to the county-only concept.

The remaining Pendleton County survived until 1826 when it was split into Anderson County and Pickens County. At that time the Pendleton County name was extinguished.


  1. "A History of Pendleton County" in Carolana at (accessed 7 May 2011).
  2. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 7 May 2011).