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Berkeley County, South Carolina

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  • Beverly Ann Smith (1928 - 2007)
  • PFC Forrest Lee Leslie, Sr. (1920 - 1989)
  • Rev James Munnerlyn Kirton, (CSA) (1834 - 1904)
    Census 1860 Williamsburg Co. 1880 Williamsburg Co. pastor at Wassamassaw Baptist Church, 1897-1898 Performed his mother-in-law's funeral per her obituary
  • Pvt. (USA) Arnold J Murray (1794 - 1868)
    War of 1812 widows pension paid to Barbary Murray for Arnold Murray WO 39041, Pvt., Capt. Ratcliff, SC Mil. St. Johns Berkeley 1865 (1 Oct.) Tax List. Arnold MURRAY 553 acres, 83 cents. males between ...
  • Ella Catherine Jones (1861 - 1894)
    Went by the name Katie, per the back of a picture. Mother of 8. There is a reference to a son S R Jones, but this might be incorrect. Census 1880, living with Jadon in his parents' house. St. Joh...

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Berkeley County was established in 1682. It was named after John and William Berkeley, co-owners of the Province of Carolina. It became part of the Charleston District in 1769. It did not exist as a District during most of the 19th century and generally was part of the Low Country culture. In 1882, following white Democrats' regaining control of the state legislature after the Reconstruction era, they established this as a county, with its seat at Mount Pleasant. The county seat was moved in 1895 to Moncks Corner.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bonneau
  • Bonneau Beach
  • Cane Bay
  • Charleston (part)
  • Cross
  • Goose Creek
  • Gumville
  • Hanahan
  • Huger
  • Jamestown
  • Ladson (part)
  • Moncks Corner (County Seat)
  • North Charleston (part)
  • Pinopolis
  • Pringletown
  • Russellville
  • Sangaree
  • St. Stephen
  • Summerville (part)



Berkeley County Plantations

National Register of Historic Places

Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians

Francis Marion National Forest (part)