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From: Robert D Hemphill <>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 09:31:43 -0500
Sometimes I see Orangeburgh with the ending "h" and
sometimes not. Under what circumstances is either one correct?
I hate to seem illiterate.
Thanks, John Grady Sullivan Austin, Texas
> The H was dropped from O'Burgh in about 1868 when all of
the SC Districts became counties.
When a person is writing about O'Burgh's history they usually
use the H at the end. When writing about modern O'Burgh they
do not usually use the H.
James M Steinwinder Jr Jim sends
The spelling in the old days was Orangeburgh. The modern spelling is
C. Rhodes Savannah, GA
Hi All from Bob,
This subject always brings a question to my mind. The Rev. Gissendanners
seemed sometimes to use burg and burgh to mean more than a city or village.
He sometimes used it as though it was a people or group. Does this have
anything to do with the "Burghers" and the "Anti-Burghers" of the 1700's
which concerned loyality to the Pope and/or the King? The older Rev.
Gissendanner seem to lean away from loyality to the king where the younger
seemed to lean toward loyality to the king for a time.
It is hoped that those more knowledgeable than I will comment on this.
Best regards, Bob H. ___
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