Place:Pendleton, South Carolina, United States

NamePendleton
Alt namesPendleton Districtsource: familysearch.org
The Golden Cornersource: citation needed
TypeFormer county
Coordinates34.89°N 82.72°W
Located inSouth Carolina, United States     (1789 - 1826)
Also located inCherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States     ( - 1777)
Ninety-Six, South Carolina, United States     (1789 - 1789)
Washington (district), South Carolina, United States     (1791 - 1798)
Pendleton (district), South Carolina, United States     (1798 - 1800)
See alsoAnderson, South Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Pickens, South Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Unknown
Beaverdam Creek
Cemetery
Old Stone Church Cemetery

Pendleton County is a former county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The land existed as a either a county or a district from 7 Mar 1789 to 20 Dec 1826.

Pendleton County was at times part of Pendleton District and was sometimes called "Pendleton District" but it is NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH Pendleton District, the overarching judicial district at the time that included the subordinate counties of Pendleton and Greenville.

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History

Pendleton County was created in 1789 from previously Cherokee lands. Learn more about the history of Pendleton county at South Carolina State Archives and carolana.com

  • bef 1777 - land was in Cherokee territory
  • 1777-1785 - land was claimed by both South Carolina and Georgia Citation needed
  • 1789 - Pendleton County was created and added to Ninety-Six District, a judicial district in South Carolina. (Area included all of present-day Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.)
  • 1791 - Pendleton County and Greenville County became part of the new overarching Washington judicial district.
  • 1798 - Washington judicial district was renamed Pendleton District.
  • 1800 - Pendleton District was disbanded. Pendleton County was reinstated (although it was still occasionally known as "Pendleton District").
  • 1816 - Pendleton County gained additional Cherokee and Creek Indian lands along the Chattooga River.
  • 1826 - Pendleton County was abolished, and the land was divided into Anderson and Pickens counties.

Research Tips

  • see familysearch.org research guide
  • see scgenweb
  • Search Abbeville County for Ninety-Six District court records.
  • Search Anderson County for Pendleton County records.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1790 Court 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
1790 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 9,568
1800 20,052
1810 22,897
1820 27,022

Additional Sources