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Salem County ceased to exist in 1800 when it was combined with the remains of [[Clarendon County, South Carolina|Clarendon]] and [[Claremont County, South Carolina|Claremont]] counties to form the new [[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter District]] (or County).<ref>South Carolina - The Counties, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 29 March 2011).</ref>  
 
Salem County ceased to exist in 1800 when it was combined with the remains of [[Clarendon County, South Carolina|Clarendon]] and [[Claremont County, South Carolina|Claremont]] counties to form the new [[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter District]] (or County).<ref>South Carolina - The Counties, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 29 March 2011).</ref>  
  
Sumter suffered a major loss of probate records and deeds, on 27 November 1801, when fire destroyed the residence of Sumter District Clerk of Court John Horan, in Stateburg. This fire also consumed the records of Clarendon, Claremont, and Salem counties.<br>
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Sumter suffered a major loss of probate records and deeds, on 27 November 1801, when fire destroyed the residence of Sumter District Clerk of Court John Horan, in Stateburg. This fire also consumed the records of Clarendon, Claremont, and Salem counties.<br>  
  
 
Boundary Changes  
 
Boundary Changes  
  
[http://www.mysouthcarolinagenealogy.com/sc-maps.html "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 [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.
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For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/southcarolina/ "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
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[[Category:Extinct Counties of South Carolina]]

Revision as of 16:49, 10 March 2014

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History

Salem County was erected in 1792 from parts of Clarendon and Claremont counties.

Salem County ceased to exist in 1800 when it was combined with the remains of Clarendon and Claremont counties to form the new Sumter District (or County).[1]

Sumter suffered a major loss of probate records and deeds, on 27 November 1801, when fire destroyed the residence of Sumter District Clerk of Court John Horan, in Stateburg. This fire also consumed the records of Clarendon, Claremont, and Salem counties.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Resources

References

  1. South Carolina - The Counties, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 29 March 2011).