Welcome to the Orangeburghplats.com Blog!
Since my land mapping research is such a huge project, I’ve decided to share some of the results of my work in small pieces, rather than waiting until I can publish another book. I will be writing about plats, surveyors, land ownership, census records, roads and bridges, families, and any of the details of colonial and antebellum Orangeburgh District that affected the people of the area. I will try to post examples of my work from various parts of the district. If I don’t post something on your particular family of interest, perhaps it will be about their neighbors. Knowing something about your ancestors’ neighbors can be very helpful, particularly in an area where so many records were lost. Not to mention, the neighbors were probably relatives!
Hopefully you will find something of interest here that will help you in your research and understanding of the lives of those early inhabitants and landowners of Orangeburgh District. Please share your thoughts, comments and questions for everyone’s benefit!