Carolina Counties, Precincts, and Parishes in 1729

At the end of the Lords Proprietors' rule in 1729, there were six (6) counties - Two (2) in North Carolina and four (4) in South Carolina.


As of 1729, the two counties shown in North Carolina were still subdivided into "precincts." On March 8, 1738/9, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an Act renaming all "precincts" to "counties." Although not explicitly stated, the "overarching" counties of Albemarle and Bath were also abolished with the same Act. Click Here to see the North Carolina "Parishes" that had already been established by 1729.

In South Carolina, the Anglican Church had established twelve (12) Parishes, primarily for the administration of the Church, but later adopted to serve as "election precincts" for governmental administration.

During the Royal Period, North Carolina created many more counties and parishes, while South Carolina only created more parishes.


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