Place:Ninety-Six, South Carolina, United States

Contained Places
County
Abbeville ( 1785 - 1800 )
Edgefield ( 1785 - 1800 )
Greenville ( 1786 - 1791 )
Laurens ( 1785 - 1800 )
Newberry ( 1785 - 1800 )
Spartanburg ( 1785 - 1790 )
Union ( 1785 - 1791 )
Former county
Pendleton ( 1789 - 1789 )

Ninety-Six District is a former judicial district in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It existed as a district from 29 Jul 1769 to 31 Dec 1799. 3

History

  • In 1768 South Carolina replaced all of her previous counties with seven court districts including the newly organized area of Ninety-Six District northwest of the previous counties. 2
  • Ninety-Six District was one of seven Circuit Court Districts created. Ninety-Six District was created in 1769. Ninety-Six District was based in Ninety-Six, South Carolina, United States. It was created out of Craven County.1
  • In 1785 South Carolina created six subordinate counties within the Ninety-Six District:2
    • Abbeville County
    • Edgefield County
    • Laurens County
    • Newberry County
    • Spartanburg County
    • Union County
  • In 1786 Greenville County was added from previously Cherokee lands.2
  • In 1789 Pendleton County was added from previously Cherokee lands.2
  • In 1791 Greenville and Pendleton counties became part of Washington District and Spartanburg and Union counties became part of Pinckney District.2
  • In 1798 Washington District was renamed to Pendleton District.2
  • In 1800 South Carolina abolished all her overarching districts, including Ninety-Six, Pendleton, and Pinckney. However, the remaining counties were often called districts as late as 1868. 2

References

  1. Source:Schweitzer, George K. South Carolina Genealogical Research
  2. familysearch.org Ninety-Six District, South Carolina
  3. For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ninety-Six District, South Carolina.