Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

  • Not to be confused with the much larger, modern Charleston County that was created in 1800 and still exists today.
  • Not to be confused with the overarching Charleston District that existed from 1768 to 1800.

Charleston (1785-1791) County was created in 1785 in the overarching Charleston District from the city center part of Charleston District.[1] See the 1785 South Carolina map.

This old 1785 Charleston County's boundaries were only a small fraction modern Charleston County which has existed since 1800.

Charleston (1785-1791) County was never surveyed or properly laid out. In this case the term "county" had no practical meaning other than to describe an approximate geographical area. It was a county in name only.[1]

Charleston (1785-1791) County was abolished in 1791.[2]

For documents of people who lived in this area from 1768 to 1800, look in:[3]

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).
  2. A History of Charleston County, South Carolina in Carolana at (accessed 5 May 2011).
  3. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1760" [map] in Carolana at (accessed 7 May 2011).