Lincoln County, South Carolina Genealogy

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Lincoln County was created in 1785 within Beaufort District from the northwest corner part of the overarching Beaufort District.[1] See the 1785 South Carolina map.

Lincoln 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.

Lincoln County was abolished in 1791.

For documents of people who lived in Lincoln County 1785-1791, look in:[2]

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  1. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 28 April 2011).
  2. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1775" [map] in Carolana at (accessed 9 May 2011).