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Moultrie County was established on February 16, 1843.
Moultrie County was formed in 1843 out of Shelby and Coles Counties. It is named for South Carolina General, and later Governor, William Moultrie. General Moultrie defended Sullivan's Island, South Carolina from British attack in 1776. The site was later renamed Fort Moultrie. Nearby Jasper County was named for Sgt. William Jasper, another hero of the defense of Sullivan's Island.
The County Seat is Sullivan.
Some parts of it were originally part of the following counties:
1831 - 1843 Macon
1827 - 1843 Shelby
1821 - 1827
1819 - 1821 Clark
1816 - 1819 Crawford
1815 - 1816 Edwards
1812 - 1815 Madison
1801 - 1812 St. Clair
1790 - 1801 Knox,Northwest Territory
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