South Carolina Culpepper Archives
Orangeburg District / County
Orangeburg County is in the middle South Carolina part of the Coastal
Plains region. The name of Orangeburg was first used in the 1730s
for a township on the Edisto River. Swiss and German farmers moved into
this region around 1735, and English settlers from the low country
followed. Orangeburg District was
established in 1769 in the central part of the state as one of the seven
original judicial districts. The battle of Eutaw Springs was fought
there during the Revolutionary War on 8 Sep 1781; it was the last major
battle of the war in South Carolina. From 1785 to
1791, Orangeburg District included four counties: Lexington, Orange, Winton, and Lewisburg,
but its counties never became effective.
The district was reduced in size when Barnwell (1800) and Lexington (1804)
districts were formed. Large plantations using slave labor were established in Orangeburg in the
nineteenth century, and the county became a major producer of cotton. In
1868, Orangeburg District was designated Orangeburg County and
subsequently, parts of Orangeburg went to form Aiken (1871)
and Calhoun (1908) counties. Its county seat, the town of Orangeburg, is
on I-95, about 70 miles northwest of Charleston and 40 miles southwest
of Columbia. Orangeburg County is bordered by the counties of Lexington,
Calhoun, Clarendon, Berkeley, Dorchester, Bamberg, Barnwell and Aiken.
The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, SC;
The State, Columbia
below in red have not been matched
with a person in the Culpepper family tree. If you can identify any of
please let us know.
1790 US Census
Page 94, Unknown Township, Orangeburg District, SC
Benjamin Culpeper, 1 Male 16+, 3 Males 0-16, 3 Females, 4 Slaves
Joseph Culpeper, 3 Males 16+, 3 Females, 22 Slaves
1800 - 1930 US Censuses
Culpeppers were found enumerated in any US censuses.
No records of any Culpepper
marriages have been
Social Security Death
All records of deaths on or before 30 Sep 2004 in which
the final residence was in this county.
Joe Culpepper, 28 Dec 1909 - Sep 1986, Orangeburg,
Orangeburg Co., SC; SSN 552-48-7016 issued in California in 1953 (#
No records of Culpepper graves have been
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
Culpepper-named or related places have been found.
26 Jan 2006