Posted By:Daniel May, Jr.
Subject:Re: When was Anderson Co. formed?
Post Date:February 06, 2003 at 11:50:09
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Forum:Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum
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The area was acquired from the Cherokee Indians in 1777 and was first known as part of "Ninety-Six District".
In 1789 the counties of Pendleton and Greenville were authorized and the town of Pendleton was laid out as the county seat of Pendleton County. In 1791 Pendleton and Greenville Counties were placed in "Washington District", with a Court House at Pickensville, near the present day town of Easley. In 1798 the name of Pendleton County was changed to Pendleton District. Pendleton District was composed of the present day counties of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens. Anderson County was formed in 1828. Today, the town of Pendleton is in Anderson County.

I take this information from the booklet, "Settlement of Pendleton District, South Carolina 1777-1800" by Frederick Van Clayton published by Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC.