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Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1882--Berkeley County was created 31 January 1882 from Charleston County. County seat:  Moncks Corner [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alvin Floricane (hist.) Moncks Corner Saint Stephen
Ararat Fox Bank (hist.) Moorefield Sandridge
Avendaughbough (hist.) Gehlkin (hist.) Moreland Sandy Run (hist.)
Berkeley Hills Goose Creek Moss Pond (hist.) Santee (hist.)
Bethera Gravel Hill (hist.) Mount Holly Santee Circle
Beufordtown Green Bay Mudville (hist.) Shulerville
Black Tom (hist.) Green Hill (hist.) Murraysville Simmonsville
Bonneau Grove Hall Murrell (hist.) Simpson Crossing
Bonneau Beach Hagan Newland Spring Head (hist.)
Bombaretta (hist.) Hanahan North End (hist.) Spring Hill (hist.)
Buck Hall (hist.) Harristown Oakley Spring Plain (hist.)
Burtons (hist.) Hickory Grove (hist.) Old Cordesville Strawberry
Caromi Village Highland Park Old Joe Tiger Corner (hist.)
Casey Hill (hist.) Honey Hill Old Vat (hist.) Turkey Pond
Chapel Hill (hist.) Hope (hist.) Palmerville Wampee
Charity Huger Pigeon Bay (hist.) Wando
Cherry Hill Jamestown Pimlico Wappoola
Chicora Kitfield (hist.) Pine Grove Washington
Childsbury Kittredge Pineville Wassamassaw (hist.)
Church Hill (hist.) Ladson Pinopolis Whitesville
Comingtee Legare (hist.) Pringletown Wilder
Conifer (hist.) Limerick Prioleau Witherbee
Cordesville Locklair (hist.) Razorville (hist.) Woodland
Corsada (hist.) Long Ridge Region Town (hist.) Wrangle Town (hist.)
Cross Macbeth Remleys (hist.) Yellow House (hist.)
Driggerstown Matassee (hist.) Rice Hope
Eadytown Melgrove (hist.) Richmond
Ellwood Mepkin Russellville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification.  All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).