Mills, who was born in Charleston in 1781, published this
set of maps in an atlas of the state in 1825. Mills served as
state architect for South Carolina, designing the Lunatic Asylum
and many local court houses, and later won the contest to design
the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. This atlas, made for
the South Carolina State Legislature, contains 28 district maps
and a state map, made from an earlier state sponsored survey
of all the districts from 1817 to 1821, signed by twenty-two
(22) different surveyors, and updated in 1825. It was the first
official atlas of the state of South Carolina.
The following is a 1938 reproduction provided by Mrs. Lucy
Hampton Bostick and Mr. Fant H. Thornley of Columbia, SC.