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South Carolina County Boundaries during the Period 1682-1785

During most of South Carolina's colonial history, the colony was divided into only four counties as shown in the following map.  County boundaries in the South Carolina backcountry were only vaguely defined.  In particular, land tracts lying in the area between the Broad and Saluda Rivers were, in some land records, stated to be in Craven County, and, in other records, to be in Berkeley County.  It should be noted, that even though these four counties had been established, all official record keeping was performed in Charleston until 1785.  Also, until 1769, the courts met only in Charleston.  Formation dates for the four counties are as follows:

Craven

1682

Berkeley

1682

Colleton

1682

Granville

1710

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