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Charleston, established by British settlers in 1670, was the first permanent settlement in the Carolinas. Prior to the settlement of Charleston, attempts to settle were made by French Huguenots and Spaniards. In 1669, the Fundamental Orders were written, making the Anglican Church to be the official church. In 1706, the Carolinas was divided into 12 parishes, and in 1712 it was divided into the two provinces of North and South Carolina. South Carolina officialy became a royal colony of Great Britain in 1719.[1][2]

Earliest Church Records Earliest Land Records Earliest Court Records Earliest Newspapers
1694 1671 1671 1732

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  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 537. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Charleston, South Carolina," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_South_Carolina, accessed 6 January 2020.
  3. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998