South Carolina Gazetteers
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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
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- South Carolina Gazetteer and Business Directory 1890-91 South Carolina Gazetteer and Business Directory 1890-91. Abstracted and posted on Colleton County SCGenWeb site
- Boundary line between North Carolina and South Carolina Alexander Samuel Salley. Boundary line between North Carolina and South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina : Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1929. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- South Carolina counties, districts, parishes and townships Janie Revill. South Carolina counties, districts, parishes and townships : also a list of tax collectors for 1765; a list of justices of the peace for 1765; a list of justices of the peace for 1785. Columbia, South Carolina : Janie Revill, [19--?] Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- The National gazetteer of the United States of America. United States Concise 1990 U S Geological Survey. The National gazetteer of the United States of America. United States Concise 1990. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. ; 1990.
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- South Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer South Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine : DeLorme, c2003
- South Carolina Geographic Names U S Office of Geographic Research. South Carolina Geographic Names. Reston, Virginia : U.S. Geological Survey, [198-?]
- East Cooper gazetteer : people, places, and events in history Suzanne Smith Miles. East Cooper Gazetteer : people, places, and events in history. Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, c2004
- The Formation of Counties in South Carolina Michael E. Stauffer. The Formation of Counties in South Carolina. [South Carolina] : Alexia J. Helsley, c1994
- The Georgia-South Carolina boundary : a problem in historical geography Louis De Vorsey, Jr.. The Georgia-South Carolina boundary : a problem in historical geography. Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, c1982
- South Carolina waterways as they appear in Mill's atlas, including bridges, ferries and fords Mariam D Cooper. South Carolina waterways as they appear in Mill's atlas, including bridges, ferries and fords. Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1977
- Palmetto Place Names Palmetto Place Names. Spartanburg, South Carolina : Reprint Co. Publishers, 1975
- Names in South Carolina Names in South Carolina, 1954. A periodical devoted to the study of South Carolina place names. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1954-1983.
Why Use Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers list or describe towns and villages, parishes, states, populations, rivers and mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Within a specific geographical area, the place-names are listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary. You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and religious jurisdictions over those places.
There are many places within a state with similar or identical place-names. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the state the town was or is in, and the jurisdictions where records about the person was kept.
Gazetteer Contents[edit | edit source]
Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
- Different religious denominations
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Major manufacturers, canals, docks, and railroad stations
- The population size.
- Boundaries of civil jurisdiction.
- Ecclesiastical jurisdiction(s)
- Longitude and latitude.
- Distances and direction from other from cities.
- Schools, colleges, and universities.
- Denominations and number of churches.
- Historical and biographical information on some individuals (usually high-ranking or famous individuals)