1850 Districts of South Carolina

District Description Area in sq miles Courts held at Pop in 1850
Abbeville west part on Savannah River 1000 Abberville 32,318
Anderson western part, between Savannah & Saluda rivers 800 Anderson 21, 475
Barnwell in southwest part, between Edisto & Savannah rivers 1680 Barnwell 26, 608
Beaufort in southeast, Savannah river on SW & Combahee river on NE 1800 Coosawhaychee 38,805
Charleston southeast boundary, on Atlantic ocean, Santee river on NE, Cambatree river on SW 2244 Charleston 72,805
Chester northern part, between Broad & Catawba rivers 600 Chesterville 18,038
Chesterfield northern boundary, Great Pedee river & Lynch creek 750 Chesterfield Court House 10,790
Colleton southeast part, with St Helena sound & Cambahee river on southwest 2100 Waterborough 39,508
Darlington northeast part, between Great Peedee river & Lynch's creek 1050 Darlington 16,830
Edgefield southwest boundary, Savannah river on southwest 1840 Edgefield 39,262
Fairfield central part, Broad river on the west side 796 Winnsborough 21,404
Georgetown eastern boundary, Atlantic ocean on the southeast, Santee river on southwest 1040 Georgetown 20,647
Greenville northern boundary, Saluda river on southwest 705 Greenville 20,156
Horry north eastern boundary, Atlantic ocean on southeast, Little Pedee river on west 1000 Conwayborough 7,646
Kershaw toward northern part, crossed by Wateree river 792 Camden 17,473
Lancaster northern boundary, Catawba river on west 524 Lancaster 10,986
Laurens toward north western part 920 Laurenceville 23,407
Lexington central part, Broad river on northeast 900 Lexington Court House 12,930
Marion northeastern boundary, crossed by Great Pedee river 1200 Marion 17,407
Marlborough northeast corner, Great Pedee river on southwest 480 Bennettsville 10,789
Newberry western part, Broad river on east, Saluda river on south 540 Newberry 3,690
Orangeburgh central part, Congaree & Santee rivers on northeast, South Edisto on southwest 1824 Orangeburgh Court House 23,582
Pickens northwest corner, Savannah river on southwest 1050 Pickens Court House 16,904
Richland central part, Congaree river on southwest, Wateree river on east 630 Columbia 20,243
Spartansburgh northern boundary, Broad river on northeast 1050 Spartanburgh 26,400
Sumter in central part, Watree & Santee rivers on southwest 1240 Statesburgh 33,220
Union north part, Broad river on east 340 Unionville 19,852
Williamsburgh in east part, Santee river on southwest 1100 Kingstree 12,447
York on north boundary, Broad river on west, the Wateree on east 700 Yorkville 19,433

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