South Carolina - Legislative Acts Creating Counties / Districts

An Act for Establishing a County and County Courts in the New Ceded Lands on the North Side of Saluda River.

March 22, 1786

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VII, Page 245

WHEREAS, the inhabitants of the new ceded lands on the north side of Saluda River, below the Indian line, have experienced many inconveniencies, by being annexed to some of the counties heretofore established;

I. Be it ordained by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That a county shall be established in the new ceded lands, by the name of Greenville, and shall be bounded by Saluda River and the south fork thereof, the old Indian boundary, and the North Carolina line, and shall be entitled to county courts, to be held on the third Monday in Feburary, May, August and November; which courts shall hold, exercise and enjoy the several powers and jurisdictions which are by law vested in the said county courts heretofore established.

In the Senate House, the twenty second day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, and in the tenth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN LLOYD, President of the Senate.
JOHN FAUCHEREAUD GRIMKE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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