Granville (1708-1768) County, South Carolina Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Not to be confused with the Granville County that existed 1785-1791.

In 1708 one of the original three counties, Carteret County, was renamed Granville (1708-1768) County.[1] See the south Savannah River side of the 1760 South Carolina map.

This early Granville 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.[1]

Granville (1708-1768) County was abolished in 1768.

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in parish records, or for papers filed in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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]

Church[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • [Calhoun] Salley, A.S. "The Calhoun Family of South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1906):81-98; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1906):153-169. Digital version at JSTOR (free).

Military[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War[edit | edit source]
  • Weir, Robert M. "Muster Rolls of the South Carolina Granville and Colleton County Regiments of Militia, 1756," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 70, No. 4 (Oct., 1969), pp. 226-239. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Published abstracts[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "A History of the Original Granville County" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 28 April 2011).
  2. Mary Bondurant Warren, Citizens and Immigrants--South Carolina, 1768 (Athens, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1994). Quit Rent begins on page 255.