Pendleton District, South Carolina Genealogy

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  • Not to be confused with Pendleton County 1789-1826. From 1800 to 1826 that Pendleton County was also known by the alias of Pendleton District.

History[edit | edit source]

Pendleton District was created in 1798 by renaming Washington District.[1] See the 1799 South Carolina Map.

Two subordinate counties were included within the overarching Pendleton District[2]:

In 1800 South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts like Pendleton District, and switched to the county concept. The remaining Pendleton County at first included all of present-day Anderson County, Oconee County, and Pickens County.[2]

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look for papers filed in Pickensville, the District and County Seat, or in the County Seat at Greenville.

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 7 May 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A History of Washington District" in Carolana at (accessed 7 May 2011).