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From: Herb Abrams <>
Subject: South Carolina Land Grant Maps
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 18:37:46 -0800


For those of you who have S-I ancestors that settled in South Carolina
between the years 1750 to 1840, you may be interested in this.

I just received in the mail today a copy of the book of Land Grant Maps
published by the Union County Historical Foundation. This book of maps
was originally published in 1976 and reissued in 1995. It consists of
24 maps covering parts of the following SC counties: Chester,
Fairfield, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union. There
is an index in the back with over 2500 names with the year of the grant
and the number of acres.

The plats shown are made up of Colonial Plats of land surveyed and
granted as Royal Grants before the revolution and State Plats which were
surveyed and granted by the state of South Carolina after the
revolution. These grants were located on the waters of the Broad River
from around 20 miles NW of Columbia in Newberry County to the northern
boundary of Chester County. And the waters of the Enoree and Tyger
Rivers to Travelers Rest about 10 miles north of Greenville in
Greenville County.

During the Colonial period these grants were described as being in
Berkeley or Craven County. Ninety Six district was created in 1769 and
covered much of the land in these plats.

The maps may be purchased for $40 ,including postage, by sending a check
or money order to Union County Historical Foundation, PO Drawer 220,
Union, SC 29379.

Herb Abrams, Mission Viejo, CA

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