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Ninety-Six District was created as an original Judicial District in 1769. It
superceded the old County Court System that had been in place since the 1600's.
In 1785 the Ninety-Six District was divided into six counties:
Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg & Union. These counties co-existed within
the Ninety-Six District and were non-functional (no government). They only
served only as geographical divisions until later on. In 1798, all
Judicial Districts were abolished and their county divisions became Districts.
So at that time, Ninety Six was abolished and ABBEVILLE,
Edgefield, Laurens & Newberry became Districts.
The Ninety-Six District bordered Georgia on its
Western Boundary and was the ancestral home on many early Georgia settlers.
Parts of ABBEVILLE later went to form Greenwood (1897) &
McCormick (1916) counties.
1670, the first permanent
English settlement was made at Albemarle Point (Charles Town).
1713-1719, the SC region separated from NC and
became a royal colony. Records were kept in Charleston.
1769, Nine original judicial districts were
established, but records were still kept in Charleston until 1780.
1788, SC became a state. The state government was
moved from Charleston to Columbia in 1790, although some functions remained at
Charleston until after the Civil War.
1860, SC was the first state to secede from the
1868, SC was readmitted to the Union. Districts were
now called counties.
1785, Abbeville County & County Court established.
GoldenCorner GenWeb County Homesteads (Abbeville-Anderson-Oconee-Pickens) are due to the
volunteer efforts of
Paul Kankula (NN8NN) and
Gary Flynn (KE8FD). They have spent thousands of dollars and
close to 20-years of spare time in order to bring you these SC GoldenCorner
county homesteads. Our only reward is knowing that all our hard-work will
be permanently preserved and enjoyed by endless
generations to come.