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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 Fayette
1819 - 1821 Clark
1816 - 1819 Crawford
1815 - 1816 Edwards
1812 - 1815 Madison
1801 - 1812 St. Clair
1790 - 1801 Knox,Northwest Territory

Townships

Dora -Name changed from West (date unknown).
East Nelson -Name changed from Okaw (date unknown).
Jonathan Creek
Lovington
Lowe -Name changed from Taylor (date unknown).
Marrowbone -
Sullivan
Whitley


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Website Updates:
June 2016:  gossip news for WAGGONER, STARKWEATHER, BOWMAN, ELLIS, SHINN.  Sicklist news for HORN, PHILPAT.  marriage announcements for HINTON-WILSON, WENTHE-JENKINS
Dec 2015: obits for BURKHEAD, CAVENDER, COOMBES, JONES, BONE, BUSHART, MCCARTY, MCMAHAN, WININGS, HAMPTON, BARBEE, CORN, COMBEST, KIRKWOOD, TAYLOR, PATIENCE, COCHRAN, MASTERSON, DALTON, DAVIS, FORTNER, HUNT, HARRELL, ROUSE, FITZGERALD, HESKETT, YOUNGER, SANNER, HERMAN, LANGSTON
Oct 2015: church records for Union Chapel. History of St. Isidore's Catholic church; obits for MORGAN, CALDWELL; Crime news re: HUFF, FLEMMING
June 2015: Marriage announcement for BURG - DICKEY; obit for DRAKE; Administrative notices in newspapers for MCKITTRICK, DREW

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