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An Act to Divide Pendleton District into Two Counties.

December 20, 1826

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Pages 289-290

I. Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the district of Pendleton be divided into two counties, by a line commencing at the mouth of Cain Creek on Tugaloo Tiver, thence to the point where Eighteen Mile Creek is crossed by the road leading from Pendleton Court House to Hagood's Store, thence to the mouth of George's Creek on Saluda River; and that each of the said counties shall constitute a judicial district, the southern of which shall be called Anderson County, and the northern Pickens County.

II. And be it further enacted, That Col. J. C. Kilpatrick, Major Lewis and Thomas Garvin, be commissioners, with the assistance of two surveyors, to be by them selected, to run out and mark the said line.

III. And be it farther enacted, That James Harrison, R. B. Norris, M. Gambrell, J. C. Griffin and William Shirrard, be commissioners for Anderson County aforesaid; and Andrew Hamilton, R. H. Briffers, J. C. Kilpatrick, Wm. Deavert and Jabez Jones, be commissioners for Pickens County aforesaid; who are hereby authorized, in each of the said counties respectively, to select and purchase a tract of not less than one hundred, nor more than four hundred acres, as nearly central as expedient, upon which they shall lay out a village and determine the site of the public buildings; and that the said commissioners, in each of the said counties respectively, after reserving such portions of the tract to be purchased by them for public purposes, as shall seem to them meet, shall, after three months notice, sell, at public auction, lots in the villages aforesaid, upon such terms as shall seem to them most advantageous, and make returns of the said sale to the legislature at its next meeting.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the plan in each of the said villages, shall be made by the commissioners of each of the counties aforesaid, and returned to the office of the Secretary of State, together with a plat of the survey of the dividing line between said counties.

V. And be it further enacted, That James Thomson, Samuel J. Hammond, J. E. Norris, Alexander Moorhead, L. Goode, be commissioners of public buildings in Anderson County; and G. W. Liddell, Tarlton Lewis, Nathan Boone, Thomas B. Reed, and James McKenny, Sr., be commissioners of public buildings in Pickens County; who shall, in each of the villages aforesaid, contract for and superintend the building of their respective court houses, upon such sites as shall be determined by the commissioners appointed for that purpose.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the court house for Pendleton District, now contracted to be built, be abandoned; and that after satisfying such damages as the contractor may suffer from the loss of his contract, which shall be determined by the commissioners appointed to run the line aforesaid, the balance of the money appropriated, be equally divided between the commissioners aforesaid, and one half be at the disposal of each set of commissioners appointed to build the court houses aforesaid.

VII. And be it further enacted, That such further sums of money as may arise from the future sales of lots in each of the villages aforesaid, be appropriated to defray the expenses of running the line, purchasing the tracts of land, and building the court houses aforesaid.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the public records shall remain at Pendleton Court House, and the courts be held there as heretofore, until further ordered by law.

IX. And be it further enacted, That the delegation from Pendleton District have power to fill vacancies that may happen, either by death, removal, or refusal to serve, in the different boards of commissioners herein appointed.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and in the fifty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America.

JACOB BOND I'ON, President of the Senate.
JOHN B. O'NEALL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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