Georgetown Co
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Georgetown District/County

History

In the eastern part of the Carolina Low Country, English planters and their African slaves moved into the Georgetown region in the early eighteenth century, building large rice and indigo plantations. The town of Georgetown, which was established around 1730, was a busy port serving the surrounding plantations.  Georgetown District was formed in 1769 as one of seven original judicial districts. It encompassed the parishes of Prince George, All Saints, and Prince Frederick. During the Revolutionary War, the troops of General Francis Marion often hid in the swamps of Georgetown County while waging guerrilla warfare against the British. In 1785, Georgetown District was divided into four counties: Kingston, Liberty, Williamsburg and Winyaw. These counties never became functional, and in 1798 these counties were abolished. In the 1790 census, Georgetown District was divided up by its parishes. In 1798, Marion District was formed from Georgetown District, taking the entire county of Liberty. In the 1800 census, Georgetown District was divided up by county: Kingston, Williamsburg and Winyaw. In 1868, Georgetown District was designated Georgetown County. Its county seat, the historic town of Georgetown, is on US-17, about 60 miles northeast of Charleston and 100 miles ESE of Columbia. Georgetown County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and the counties of Charleston, Berkeley, Williamsburg, Marion and Horry.

Newspaper:
Georgetown Times; The Post and Courier, Charleston

Any names below in red have not been matched with a person in the Culpepper family tree. If you can identify any of them, please let us know.

Census Records

1790  - 1830 US Censuses

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No Culpeppers were found.

1840 US Census

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Unknown Townships, Georgetown District, SC
H. A. Culpepper,
page 306, 1 M30-40, 1 F15-20, 2 F20-30, 208 slaves (#47765)

1850  - 1930 US Censuses

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No Culpeppers were found.

Births

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No records of any Culpepper births have been found.

Marriages

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No records of any Culpepper marriages have been found.

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

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No records of any Culpepper deaths have been found in the SSDI.

Burials

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No records of Culpepper graves have been found.

Places

If you have a photograph or more information on any of these, or in particular, if you know which Culpepper a place may have been named for, please contact us

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No Culpepper-named or related places have been found.

Last Revised: 26 Jan 2006

 
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