Place:Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

Edgefield is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

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History

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Edgefield County is said to have been given it's name because it lies on the edge of the Savannah River and also on the edge of Indian Lands (at the time) and South Carolina. During the eighteenth century, a group of German Palatines settled what was then known as Londonborough Township, which is now a part of Edgefield County. Learn more about the history of Edgefield County from the South Carolina State Library or from Carolana.com.

  • 1785 - Thirty-three counties were created within existing South Carolina Districts. Edgefield County was created within Ninety-Six District.
  • 1800 - Edgefield re-christened a district and Ninety-Six District was abolished.
  • 1868 - Edgefield and all other districts became counties.
  • 10 Mar 1871: Aiken created from Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington, and Orangeburg counties.
  • 1896 - Saluda was created from Edgefield County.
  • 1897 - Greenwood was created from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.
  • 1898 - Greenwood gained from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.
  • 1916 - McCormick was created from Abbeville, Greenwood, and Edgefield Counties.
  • 1921 - McCormick exchanged with Edgefield County.

Research Tips

  • Outstanding guide to Edgefield 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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1785 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1785 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 County formed 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
1920 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 13,289
1800 18,130
1810 23,160
1820 25,119
1830 30,509
1840 32,852
1850 39,262
1860 39,887
1870 42,486
1880 45,844
1890 49,259
1900 25,478
1910 28,281
1920 23,928
1930 19,326
1940 17,894
1950 16,591
1960 15,735
1970 15,692
1980 17,528
1990 18,375

Wikipedia

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Edgefield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,985. Its county seat is Edgefield.

Edgefield County is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.

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Additional sources

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog