Place:Clarendon, South Carolina, United States

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Clarendon County is a county located above the fall line in the Piedmont of U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 34,971. Its county seat is Manning.

Clarendon County boasts one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States, Lake Marion, completed in 1941 as a New Deal projects. Planned as part of a national rural electrification initiative, since the late 20th century, the dam's generation of hydroelectric power has also stimulated economic development and industry in the region.

South Carolina had established racial segregation of public facilities by state law in the late 19th century. During the African American Civil Rights Movement, Clarendon County was the site of the Briggs v. Elliott trial challenging segregation of public schools. This case was one of several combined with what came to be known as Brown v. Board of Education, under which the United States Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that racial segregation of public schools was unconstitutional.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1855 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1915 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 2,392
1860 13,095
1870 14,038
1880 19,190
1890 23,233
1900 28,184
1910 32,188
1920 34,878
1930 30,036
1940 31,500
1950 32,215
1960 29,490
1970 25,604
1980 27,464
1990 28,450

Note: Reported as part of Sumter District from 1810 through 1850.

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Clarendon County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.clarendoncounty.com/


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