Parent County/Boundary Changes

  • 1785 - Thirty-three counties were created within existing South Carolina Districts. Abbeville County was created within Ninety-Six District.

  • 1800 - Abbeville was re-christened a district and Ninety-Six District was abolished.

  • 1868 - Abbeville and all other districts became counties.

  • 1897 - Greenwood County was created from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.

  • 1898 - Greenwood County gained from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.

  • 1916 - McCormick County was created from Abbeville, Greenwood, and Edgefield Counties.

  (1) = McCormick County Historical Society 1987 (not 2014) Cemetery Survey = County #, Survey Book # & Page #

 (2) = Claude Gilchrist Black Cemetery Survey (864-333-2275) = County #, Survey Book # & Page #

(3) = Ancestry.com's Find-a-Grave Project