Washington District, South Carolina Genealogy

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Historical Facts

Washington District was created in 1791 from Cherokee Indian lands in northwest South Carolina.[1] See the 1791 South Carolina map.

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

In 1798 Washington District was renamed Pendleton District, South Carolina.[2] See the 1799 South Carolina Map.

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

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

Research Guides


  1. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 7 May 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A History of Washington District" in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Washington_district_sc.html (accessed 7 May 2011).