Place:South Carolina, United States


NameSouth Carolina
Alt namesSCsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 1257
So Car
So Carol
So Carolina
S Car
S Carol
S Carolina
TypeState
Coordinates34°N 80°W
Located inUnited States     (1788 - )
Contained Places
Circuit court district
Abbeville (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Anderson (district) ( 1826 - 1868 )
Barnwell (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Beaufort (district) ( 1769 - )
Camden (district) ( 1769 - )
Charleston (district) ( 1769 - )
Charleston (new district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Cheraws (district) ( 1769 - )
Chester (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Chesterfield (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Clarendon (district) ( 1855 - 1868 )
Colleton (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Darlington (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Edgefield (district)
Fairfield (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Georgetown (district) ( 1769 - )
Greenville (district)
Horry (district) ( 1801 - 1868 )
Kershaw (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Lancaster (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Laurens (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Lexington (district) ( 1804 - 1868 )
Marion (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Marlboro (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Newberry (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Ninety-Six ( 1769 - 1800 )
Orangeburg (district) ( 1769 - )
Pendleton (district) ( 1800 - 1826 )
Pickens (district) ( 1826 - 1868 )
Pinckney ( 1791 - 1800 )
Richland (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Spartanburg (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Sumter (district) ( 1800 - 1868 )
Washington (district)
County
Abbeville (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Abbeville ( 1785 - )
Aiken ( 1871 - )
Allendale ( 1919 - )
Anderson ( 1826 - )
Bamberg ( 1897 - )
Barnwell ( 1800 - )
Bartholomew ( 1785 - 1800 )
Beaufort ( 1800 - )
Berkeley ( 1882 - )
Calhoun ( 1908 - )
Charleston (new county) ( 1868 - )
Charleston ( 1800 - )
Cherokee ( 1897 - )
Chester (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Chester ( 1800 - )
Chesterfield (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Chesterfield ( 1800 - )
Clarendon (abolished county) ( 1785 - 1792 )
Clarendon ( 1855 - )
Colleton ( 1800 - )
Darlington (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Darlington ( 1800 - )
Dillon ( 1910 - )
Dorchester ( 1897 - )
Edgefield (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Edgefield ( 1785 - )
Fairfield (old county) ( 1785 - )
Fairfield ( 1800 - )
Florence ( 1888 - )
Georgetown ( 1800 - )
Greenville (old county) ( 1786 - 1800 )
Greenville ( 1786 - )
Greenwood ( 1897 - )
Hampton ( 1878 - )
Hilton (abolished county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Horry ( 1801 - )
Jasper ( 1912 - )
Kershaw (old county) ( 1791 - 1800 )
Kershaw ( 1800 - )
Kingston (county) ( 1785 - 1801 )
Lancaster (old county) ( 1785 - 1791 )
Lancaster ( 1800 - )
Laurens (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Laurens ( 1785 - )
Lee ( 1902 - )
Lewisburg ( 1785 - 1800 )
Lexington ( 1804 - )
Liberty (abolished county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Lincoln ( 1785 - 1800 )
Marion ( 1800 - )
Marlboro (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Marlboro ( 1800 - )
McCormick ( 1916 - )
Newberry (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Newberry ( 1785 - )
Oconee ( 1868 - )
Old Berkeley ( 1785 - 1800 )
Orange ( 1785 - 1800 )
Orangeburg ( 1800 - )
Pendleton (old county) ( 1789 - 1800 )
Pickens ( 1826 - )
Richland (old county)
Richland ( 1800 - )
Salem ( 1792 - 1800 )
Saluda ( 1896 - )
Shrewsbury ( 1785 - 1800 )
Spartanburg (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Spartanburg ( 1785 - )
Sumter ( 1800 - )
Union (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
Union ( 1785 - )
Washington ( 1785 - 1800 )
Williamsburg ( 1804 - )
Winton ( 1785 - 1800 )
Winyah ( 1785 - 1800 )
York (old county) ( 1785 - 1800 )
York ( 1800 - )
Former county
Craven ( 1682 - 1768 )
Pendleton ( 1789 - 1826 )
Historical town
Ninety-Six (historical place) ( 1769 - )
Island
Ft Wagner
Old proprietary county
Carteret
Granville
Township
Amelia ( 1733 - )
Boonesborough ( 1761 - )
Fredericksburg ( 1734 - )
Hillsborough ( 1764 - )
Kingston ( 1735 - )
Londonborough ( 1761 - )
New Windsor ( 1734 - )
Orangeburg (township) ( 1733 - )
Purrysburg ( 1734 - )
Queensboro ( 1733 - )
Saxe Gotha ( 1733 - )
Williamsburg (township) ( 1732 - )
Unknown
Union (district)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina; to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River; and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution.

South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, and the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union which it did on December 20, 1860. It was readmitted to the United States on June 25, 1868.

South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and the 24th most populous of the 50 United States. South Carolina comprises 46 counties. The capital and largest city of the state is Columbia, while the largest MSA is Greenville.

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History and government

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Timeline

YearEventSource
1776South Carolina declares independence from Great Britain and sets up its own governmentSource:Wikipedia
1788South Carolina gains statehoodSource:Wikipedia
1790South Carolina's first censusSource:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1861Confederate batteries begin shelling Fort Sumpter precipitating the Civil WarSource:Wikipedia


Date Event Source
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 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 249,073
1800 345,591
1810 415,115
1820 502,741
1830 581,185
1840 594,398
1850 668,507
1860 703,708
1870 705,606
1880 995,577
1890 1,151,149
1900 1,340,316
1910 1,515,400
1920 1,683,724
1930 1,738,765
1940 1,899,804
1950 2,117,027
1960 2,382,594
1970 2,590,516
1980 3,121,820
1990 3,486,703

Note: South Carolina was one of the 13 original States. By the time of the 1790 census it had essentially its current boundaries, with some later adjustments following improved surveys. The census has covered all of the State ever since 1790, except for a narrow strip of Indian lands on the northwestern border, first enumerated in 1820. The 1790 census was not completed in South Carolina until early 1792.. In 1790 South Carolina was divided into seven districts, two of which were reported by subdivisions termed counties. The populations of four of the other five districts (Beaufort, Charleston, Georgetown, Orangeburg) are shown in the table in Part III for the counties of the same names; the population of Cheraws District is shown for Marlboro County. For 1800, the populations reported for Chesterfield, Darlington, and Marlboro subdivisions of Cheraw District are shown in the table for the counties of the same names; all three became separate districts by 1810. Otherwise, the populations shown for 1800 through 1860 are those reported for districts; besides Cheraw, a few other districts contained subdivisions called counties, but these are not shown in the table. All districts were redesignated counties in 1868.

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