Charleston (1785-1791) County, South Carolina Genealogy

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  • 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 at this time, look in parish records, or for papers filed in Charleston, South Carolina.


  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).