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BRIEF HISTORY OF DORCHESTER COUNTY
Dorchester County was named for Dorchester, Massachusetts. In 1696 Congregationalists migrated from Dorchester, Massachusetts to South Carolina, establishing a new settlement called Dorchester. The original town had been abandoned by 1788, but the parish continued to refer to it as St. George Dorchester.
The area of modern Dorchester County was, in 1710, part of
Colleton and Berkeley Districts. In 1769 it became part of the
and Charleston Districts. In 1801 it was incorporated into
the new Colleton County. Dorchester County was formed in
How to Get Started in Your Dorchester County Research
- Transcriptions & Links
to Additional Information
Registry | Family Reunions
|Dorchester Photo Album||Dorchester Places & Towns|
Dorchester, Colleton & Bamberg Counties
Dorchester County Mailing List
|Dorchester Co Queries||How You Can Contribute to the Dorchester County SCGenWeb!|
|Upper Dorchester Historical Society||Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns|
|SC GenWeb Project||US GenWeb Project|
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Pat Sabin, County Coordinator
Dorchester County, SCGenWeb