Craven County, South Carolina was an early county of South Carolina.
Source:Schweitzer, George K. South Carolina Genealogical Research
Craven County was one of the three original counties of the Carolana colony, established in 1664, but without any British settlement, and without surveyed boundaries. Initial British settlement began in 1670 in what is now Charleston. In 1682 Craven County was considered to lie between the Cape Fear River (now in North Carolina) and south to the mouth of the Awndaw Creek (in what is now Berkeley County, South Carolina). The actual boundaries were never surveyed. In 1768, South Carolina eliminated all counties, including Craven County, and established seven new "Districts," with governmental seats in each district. These were : Beaufort District, Camden District, Charles Town District, Cheraws District, George Town District, Ninety-Six District, and Orangeburgh District.
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