Camden District, South Carolina Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Camden district was established in 1768 when South Carolina eliminated the counties and created seven Districts. In 1785, counties were re-established as subsets and subordinate to the overarching districts. The following counties were the original counties formed:

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts and went with the county-only concept. However they continued to call their counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [1]

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in:[2]

Camden District, South Carolina, courtesy: Includes history.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

In 1791 Pinckney District was formed from Camden District and the Ninety-Six District.

South Carolina Archives has a page called "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina." You can click on the years the side to see the boundaries of districts and counties.

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 website.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png See also St. Mark's Parish.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • [Hamiter] Hamiter, David L. "The Hamiter Family of South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Winter 1995):3-12. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 23

Military[edit | edit source]

  • McCrady, Edward. Heroes of the Old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861: An Address to the Survivors of Fairfield County, Delivered at Winnsboro, S.C., September 1st, 1888, by Col. Edward McCrady, Jr. Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1888. Digital version at Google Books.
Civil War
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Civil War service men from Camden District served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that were formed of men from Camden District

- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)
- Company E (also known as Camden Volunteers and Camden Light Infantry)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, : 2007
  2. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1770" [map] in Carolana at (accessed 7 May 2011).