Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  South Carolina Historical Counties, Parishes, and Districts
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle South Carolina Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title South Carolina Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle DenBoer, Gordon, and Kathryn Ford Thorne. South Carolina Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, and Emily Kelley, digital comps. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName DenBoer, Gordon, historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Thorne, Kathryn Ford, historical compiler
Subject South Carolina Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in South Carolina from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 350 polygons, 12.565 MB
Source Laws of South Carolina and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -83.353954
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -77.930937
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 35.215540
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 32.047044
Coverage.t.early 1682-05-10
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName South Carolina
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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