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==== Boundary  ====
==== Boundary  ====
*Borders [[St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina|St. Andrew's]], [[St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]], and [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
*Borders the [[Georgia|Georgia]] border, [[Prince_William_Parish,_South_Carolina|Prince William]], [[St._Bartholomews_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Bartholomew's]], [[St._George_Dorchester_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. George Dorchester]], [[St._James_Goose_Creek_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]], [[St._Johns_Berkeley_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. John's Berkeley]], [[St._Lukes_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Luke's]], [[St._Marks_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Mark's]], [[St._Peters_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Peter's]], [[St._Stephens_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Stephen's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
=== Resources  ===
=== Resources  ===

Revision as of 23:06, 4 March 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png St. Matthew's Parish


St. Matthew's Parish has served historic Orangeburgh District and Orangeburg County.


  • 1768



Research Guides

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 16, St. Matthew's Parish, pages 332-335, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

The history of the parish is also discussed in pages 2-17 of:

  • Salley, A.S. The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina: From Its First Settlement to the Close of the Revolutionary War. Orangeburg, S.C.: R. Lewis Berry, Printer, 1898. Digital version at Google Books.

Parish Records

For some births in the parish in 1770 and 1771, see:

  • "Some Records Kept by Rev. Paul Turquand of St. Matthew's Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr. 1932):180; digital version at JSTOR ($).


  • [1818] St. Matthew's Tax List, 1818, South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 1973); Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1973).