Winton County, South Carolina Genealogy
History[edit | edit source]
Winton County was never surveyed or properly laid out. Its boundaries were ambiguous. Its county government never became fully functional. Most records were kept at the parish level; few were kept at the county level. In this case the term "county" had little meaning other than to describe an approximate geographical area. For the most part it was a county in name only.
For documents of people who lived in this area 1785-1791, look in St. Matthew's Parish records, in Amelia Township and Orangeburgh Township records, or for papers filed in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy.
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 28 April 2011).
- A History of Winton County, South Carolina in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/Winton_county_sc.html (accessed 5 May 2011).
- Carolana cites E. B. Reynolds and J.R. Faunt, The County Offices and Officers of Barnwell Co., SC 1775-1975 (Spartanburg: Reprint Co., 1976).