US Southern Colonies Province of South Carolina History

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See the table at US Southern Colonies Sources and Resources Directory for links to other US Southern Colonies pages relevant to South Carolina, the Carolinas and North Carolina, and to the other southern colonies (Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia), and project-wide pages, such as US Southern Colonies Reliable Sources.

Province of South Carolina History
The purpose of this page is to provide background and resources relevant to colonial South Carolina. It is managed by the Province of South Carolina Team of the US Southern Colonies Project.


Colony Origin/History


Unlike the movies portrayal, Pirates helped the Colonial Economy. They did not bury their treasures, they spent and traded them. Pirates kept the Spanish so busy that the British were able to hold onto their Colonies.


Links checked 1/11/2023

Interactive Map of Counties and the Evolution

South Carolina and it's Counties. Scroll down to use this interactive map which shows the evolution of South Carolina counties through many years.

Government Structure

Original Structure

King Charles, in 1663, appointed eight English Noblemen from Virginia as the Lord Proprietors who were charged with affecting the settlement of Carolina.

The Eight Lords Proprietors governed Carolina until 1729 (see also Category:Lords Proprietors)

Evolution of Government Structure

From 1729

Conflicts Within The Colony

Battle of Sullivan's Island


Migrating From the Northern Colonies

By the 1750s the Piedmont region attracted numerous frontier families from the north, using the Great Wagon Road.


ships links checked 1/11/2023

American Indians

Cherokee Eagle Dance

Indentured Servants


Rice Ready for Harvest

Economic Resources and Information

Research Resources

Revolutionary War

Battle of Cowpens


Charleston Cemetery

Colonial Tombstones, Charleston

Slave Cemeteries

Note: Slave and free African Americans are typically both buried in the cemeteries listed below as freed men continued to work in the same area.

Photos and Images

Sources for this Page

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Ships bound for South Carolina Ship Wakefield, Liverpool, England To South Carolina, The Americas, 21 April 1716, A List of Eighty one Rebel Prisoners Ship’d on board the Wakefield Captn. Thomas Beck Commander for South Carolina . Ship Susannah, Liverpool, England to South Carolina, the Americas, 7 May 1716; A List of the one hundred & four Rebel Prisoners Shipd (in order to be Transported) on board the Susannah Capt. Thos Bromall Commandr for South Carolina., Jacobite Rebellion Ships, Contributed by Hugh Tornabene

It has transcribed list as well as original images.

posted on US Southern Colonies British South Carolina (merged) by Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer
Beautiful page!
posted on US Southern Colonies British South Carolina (merged) by [Living Lockhart]
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posted on US Southern Colonies British South Carolina (merged) by Paula J
Hi Paula, Mags, How about some South Carolina Pirates? *[1] Piracy in Charleston, S.C.: The adoption of the gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet and *[2] An informational site on the Pirates of Charleston, SC, and other Pirates of History
posted on US Southern Colonies British South Carolina (merged) by Cheryl (Stone) Caudill
Hey Paula! Love the new graphic! Thanks so much. Can you purchase one of those bluetooth keyboards? Mags
posted on US Southern Colonies British South Carolina (merged) by Mags Gaulden

I am going to move the resources to their state pages and try to free up some space on Carolina, find some older dating pics for Carolina and in general move things along but-

It is really hard to move stuff from my iPhone so this page is a mess until I get to the laptop.



posted on US Southern Colonies British South Carolina (merged) by Paula J