Granville (1785-1791) County, South Carolina Genealogy

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Not to be confused with the Granville County that existed 1708-1768.

Granville (1785-1791) County was created in 1785 in the overarching Beaufort District from the southeast corner of of Beaufort District.[1] See the 1785 South Carolina map.

This new 1785-1791 Granville County's boundaries did not overlap with the previous Granville County which existed 1708-1768.

Granville (1785-1791) 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 (1785-1791) County was abolished in 1791.

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png See also St. Luke's Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Peter's Parish

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 ($).

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 28 April 2011).