Lexington Co
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Lexington District/County


In the middle South Carolina part of the Sand Hills region, European settlement of this area began around 1718 when the British established a trading post on the Congaree River, which eventually became the town of Granby. Beginning in the 1730s many German, Swiss, and Scotch-Irish immigrants moved into the area and established small farms. This part of the state was first named Saxe Gotha township about 1733.

Lexington County was formed in 1785 from Orangeburg District. In 1791, Lexington County was abolished and merged back into the larger Orangeburg District. It was reformed in 1804 as Lexington District. Granby was the leading town and county seat for many years, but the growth of Columbia across the Congaree led to Granby's decline, and in 1818, the county seat was moved to the town of Lexington, which today is on I-20, about 10 miles west of Columbia, and 60 miles ENE of Augusta, GA. In 1868, Lexington District was designated Lexington County. Small parts of the county later went to form Aiken (1871) and Calhoun (1908) counties. Lexington County is bordered by the counties of Newberry, Fairfield, Richland, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Aiken and Saluda.

Lexington County Chronicle; The State, Columbia

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Census Records

1790 US Census


No Culpeppers were found.

1800 US Census


Unknown Township, Lexington District, SC
Joseph Culpepper, page 560, 2 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F45+ (#13518)
John Culpepper, page 561, 3 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26 (# 31566)

1810 - 1930 US Censuses


No Culpeppers were found.



No records of any Culpepper births have been found.



No records of any Culpepper marriages have been found.

South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949

Source: Ancestry.com. South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: South Carolina. South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Division of Vital Records, Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Services, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.


Mildred B. Culpepper, White, Female, born c 1907, died 21 Jul 1942 at age 35 in Lexington Co., SC, Vol-Cert# 21-9141 (#51505)√

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

All records of deaths on or before 30 Sep 2004 in which the final residence was in this county.


Ambrose J. Culpepper, 7 Nov 1921 - 20 Dec 1997, West Columbia, Lexington Co., SC; SSN 253-16-1850 issued in Georgia before 1951 (#3914)


Gladys T. Culpepper, 10 Mar 1919 - 17 Oct 1992, Gaston, Lexington Co., SC; SSN 250-22-9891 issued in South Carolina in 1952 (#51504)


Melvin J. Culpepper, 4 Feb 1929 - 15 Aug 1991, West Columbia, Lexington Co., SC; SSN 414-34-7299 issued in Tennessee before 1951 (#49443)


Chapin United Methodist Church Cemetery

Lexington Avenue, 3 blocks form US-76, Chapin, Lexington Co., SC


Edwin M. Culpepper -- US Army, 10 Dec 1911 - 19 Jan 1978 (# 1319)

Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery

Main Street, Gilbert, Lexington Co., SC


Mildred B. Culpepper, 1 Jun 1907 - 21 Jul 1942 (#51505)


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No Culpepper-named or related places have been found.

Last Revised: 26 Jan 2006

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