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Orangeburg County, South Carolina

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  • Earle Rogers Ellerbe (1888 - 1971)
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    Andrew Inabinet (1723 - 1750)
    in Äbnit was baptized 24 Nov 1715 in Grindelwald, BE, Switzerland and died 30 Nov 1750 in the Santee River Swamp in South Carolina.24 He married Mary Nägly in Orangeburgh Township, South Carolina.25Geo...
  • Frances Lillie Brown (1943 - 2023)
    From Frances Lillie Britt Brown, 79, of Fort Mill, South Carolina (formerly of Nichols, SC), passed away peacefully at her residence with her son and daughter by her side. She was born in Orangeburg,...
  • Elise Sarkis (1899 - 1985)
  • Lucius Holcomb Randall (1887 - 1967)
    Obituary * Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Nov 5 2023, 2:16:36 UTC

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The county was created in 1769 and named for William III of England. At the time of European encounter, Siouan-speaking tribes, such as the Pee Dee, Cheraw and Catawba, inhabited the Piedmont area above the fall line.

The Beaver Creek Indians, the Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek, and the Pine Hill Indian Tribe are three state-recognized Native American entities located in Orangeburg County.

The Beaver Creek Indians are descendants of around thirty mixed-blood tribes that merged as a result of colonization. Most tribal members descend from Lazarus Chavis. Their tribal office is located in the town of Salley. [15]

The Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek descends from the Pee Dee Indian families who came to Orangeburg County with Chief Lewis Jones. Members of this tribe also descend from the Pee Dee riflemen who fought in the Raccoon Company during the Revolutionary War. The Pee Dee Indians who came to this area started Rocky Swamp Indian Methodist Church. Many of their ancestors, along with the Beaver Creek tribe, were sent to the Four Pine School for Indians. The Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek maintains a close relationship with their relatives in the Upstate bands and they jointly strive to preserve their culture and heritage.

The Pine Hill Indian Tribe resettled into the Pine Hill area of Orangeburg County after forced removal by the United States Government from their original land at the Congaree-Wateree River Basin in Richland County, identified in pre-colonial records as the center of Cofitachequi. Removal allowed the creation of Camp Jackson. Camp Jackson was deregulated and then reinstated as the military reservation now known as Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The Pine Hill Indian Tribe is acknowledged by the United States Government, recognized by the State of South Carolina, and is associated to the Treaty of New Echota signed by its ancestor John Fields.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bowman
  • Branchville
  • Brookdale
  • Cope
  • Cordova
  • Edisto
  • Elloree
  • Eutawville
  • Holly Hill
  • Livingston
  • Neeses
  • North
  • Norway
  • Orangeburg (County Seat)
  • Rowesville
  • Santee
  • Springfield
  • Vance
  • Wilkinson Heights
  • Woodford



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Orangeburg County Plantations

Slaveholders of Orangeburg County

Slaveholders & Surname Matches - 1860 & 1870 census