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Pinckney District, South Carolina Genealogy

Historical Facts

Pinckney District was created in 1791 by South Carolina from parts of Ninety-Six District and Camden District on previously Cherokee land. The new overarching Pinckney District was created with four subordinate counties within it:[1] (See the 1791 South Carolina map.)

In 1800 South Carolina abolished all her overarching districts including Pinckney District. However, the remaining counties were often called districts as late as 1868.[1]

For documents of people who lived in this area from 1791 to 1800, look in:

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. The maps rely on AniMap 3.0 software.


Research Guides


  1. 1.0 1.1 "A History of Pinckney District" in Carolana at (accessed 10 May 2011).