South Carolina - Legislative Acts Creating Counties / Districts

An Act to Establish a Certain New District Therein Mentioned.

December 19, 1801

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Pages 407-408

I. Be it enacted, by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Kingston County, comprehending its present limits, shall compose a new circuit court district, which shall be known and distinguished by the name of Horry District, and shall be included in the eastern circuit.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a court of general sessions and common pleas shall be holden at the court house, which shall hereafter be built in and for the said district, on the twenty-second day of March and October, in each year; and that it shall be the duty of the Attorney-General to attend the said courts respectively, and prosecute such actions and indictments which may arise within the limits of the said district, as he is now bound by law to prosecute in the other districts in the eastern circuit; the said courts to sit for any term of time not exceeding five days.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That until a new court house shall be built, the courts of general sessions and common pleas shall be holden at Georgetown as heretofore.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John Graham, Senior, Samuel Foxworth, William Williams, Thomas Livingston, Robert Conway, William Hemmingway, William Verun, Thomas Fearwell and Samuel Floyd, be, and they are hereby appointed, commissioners; and that the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall fix upon a convenient place for erecting a court house and gaol for the said district, and contract for the building the same, within the sum hereinafter mentioned.

V. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the name of the village in the said district shall be changed from that of Kingston to Conwayborough; and all lots unsold, or liable to be escheated therein, be sold by the commissioners aforesaid, and applied to the use of the poor of the aforesaid Horry District; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the sum of five thousand dollars be appropriated for building a gaol and court house in Horry District, and that the same be provided for in the tax bill.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, and in the twenty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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