Beaufort District, South Carolina Genealogy

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Beaufort District
  • Not to be confused with Beaufort County 1800-present. From 1800 to 1868 that Beaufort County was also known by the alias of Beaufort District.

Beaufort District was created in 1768 from part of Granville (1708) County.[1] See the 1768 South Carolina map.

In 1785 four counties were formed within the overarching Beaufort District: Granville (1785), Hilton, Lincoln, and Shrewsbury. These counties never became functional, and were abolished in 1798. They were counties in name only.[2] See the 1785 South Carolina Map.

In 1800, South Carolina abolished overarching administrative court districts and went with the county-only concept, However they often called the remaining counties, districts until 1868, after the Civil War. [3]

For documents of people who lived in this area at this time, look in:[4]

Boundary Changes

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.



  1. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at (accessed 28 April 2011).
  2. "A History of Beaufort District" in Carolana at (accessed 28 April 2011).
  3. Lewis, J.D., Camden District, South Carolina, : 2007
  4. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1775" [map] in Carolana at (accessed 7 May 2011).