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South Carolina Counties
Abbeville
Formed: 1785
From: Ninety-Six District
County Seat: Abbeville
Aiken
Formed: 1871
From: Edgefield, Orangeburg, Barnwell, & Lexington
County Seat: Aiken
Allendale
Formed: 1919
From: Barnwell, Hampton
County Seat: Allendale
Anderson
Formed: 1826
From: Pendleton District
County Seat: Anderson
Bamberg
Formed: 1897
From: Barnwell
County Seat: Bamberg
Barnwell
Formed: 1798
From: Orangeburg District
County Seat: Barnwell
Bartholomews
Formed: 1785
From: Charleston District
(Extinct)
Beaufort
Formed: 1769
From: Original District
County Seat: Beaufort
Berkeley
Formed: 1882
From: Charleston
County Seat: Moncks Corner
Berkeley
Formed: 1682
Proprietary "County", Extinct
Calhoun
Formed: 1908
From: Lexington, Orangeburg
County Seat: Saint Matthews
Charleston
Formed: 1769
From: Original District
County Seat: Charleston
Cherokee
(Old site used as alternate)
Formed: 1897
From: Union, York, Spartanburg
County Seat: Gaffney
Chester
Formed: 1785
From: Camden District
County Seat: Chester
Chesterfield
Formed: 1785
From: Cheraws District
County Seat: Chesterfield
Claremont
Formed: 1785
From: Camden District
Clarendon
Formed: 1785 / 1855
From: Camden District, Sumter District
County Seat: Manning
Colleton
Formed: 1798
From: Charleston District
County Seat: Walterboro
Colleton
Formed: 1682
Proprietary "County", Extinct
Craven
Formed: 1682
Proprietary "County", Extinct
Darlington
Formed: 1785
From: Cheraws District
County Seat: Darlington
Dillon
Formed: 1910
From: Marion
County Seat: Dillon
Dorchester
Formed: 1897
From: Berkeley, Colleton
County Seat: Saint George
Edgefield
Formed: 1785
From: Ninety-Six District
County Seat: Edgefield
Fairfield
Formed: 1785
From: Camden District
County Seat: Winnsboro
Florence
Formed: 1888
From: Clarendon, Darlington, Marion, Williamsburg
County Seat: Florence
Georgetown
Formed: 1769
From: Original District
County Seat: Georgetown
Granville
Formed: 1684
Proprietary "County", Extinct
Granville
Formed: 1785
From: Beaufort District
(Extinct, never functioned)
Greenville
Formed: 1786 / 1798
From: Indian land / Washington District
County Seat: Greenville
Greenwood
Formed: 1897
From: Abbeville, Edgefield
County Seat: Greenwood
Hampton
Formed: 1878
From: Beaufort
County Seat: Hampton
Hilton
Formed: 1785
From: Beaufort District
(Extinct, never functioned)
Horry
Formed: 1802
From: Georgetown District
County Seat: Conway
Jasper
Formed: 1912
From: Beaufort, Hampton
County Seat: Ridgeland
Kershaw
Formed: 1791
From: Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland
County Seat: Camden
Kingston
Formed: 1785
From: Georgetown District
(Early version of Horry County)
Lancaster
Formed: 1785
From: Camden District
County Seat: Lancaster
Laurens
Formed: 1785
From: Ninety-Six District
County Seat: Laurens
Lee
Formed: 1902
From: Darlington, Sumter, Kershaw
County Seat: Bishopville
Lewisburg
Formed: 1785
From: Orangeburg District
(Extinct)
Lexington
Formed: 1785 / 1804
From: Orangeburg District
County Seat: Lexington
Liberty
Formed: 1785
From: Georgetown District
(Early version of Marion County)
Lincoln
Formed: 1785
From: Beaufort District
(Extinct, never functioned)
Marion
Formed: 1798
From: Georgetown District
County Seat: Marion
Marion
Formed: 1785
From: Charleston District
(Extinct, never functioned)
Marlboro
Formed: 1785
From: Cheraws District
County Seat: Bennettsville
McCormick
Formed: 1916
From: Greenwood, Abbeville
County Seat: McCormick
Newberry
Formed: 1785
From: Ninety-Six District
County Seat: Newberry
Oconee
Formed: 1868
From: Pickens
County Seat: Walhalla
Orange
Formed: 1785
From: Orangeburg District
(Extinct)
Orangeburg
Formed: 1769
From: Original District
County Seat: Orangeburg
Pendleton
Formed: 1789
From: Indian land
(Extinct, never functioned)
Pickens
Formed: 1825
From: Pendleton District
County Seat: Pickens
Richland
Formed: 1785
From: Camden District
County Seat: Columbia
Salem
Formed: 1791
From: Claremont and Clarendon
(Extinct)
Saluda
Formed: 1896
From: Edgefield
County Seat: Saluda
Shrewsbury
Formed: 1785
From: Beaufort District
(Extinct, never functioned)
Spartanburg
Formed: 1785
From: Ninety-Six District
County Seat: Spartanburg
Sumter
Formed: 1798
From: Camden District
County Seat: Sumter
Union
Formed: 1785
From: Ninety-Six District
County Seat: Union
Washington
Formed: 1785
From: Charleston District
(Extinct)
Williamsburg
Formed: 1802
From: Georgetown District
County Seat: Kingstree
Winton
Formed: 1785
From: Orangeburg District
(Extinct)
Winyah
Formed: 1785
From: Georgetown District
(Extinct)
York
Formed: 1785
From: Camden District
County Seat: York

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