Effective May 1, 2019, the Register of Deeds Office will no longer make any corrective changes, regardless of magnitude, to any documents submitted. In addition, this office will no longer accept checks that are not completely filled out. Checks should be made payable to Register of Deeds Office (or ROD Office). Learn more.
The Register of Deeds' Archival Room is a climate-controlled environment that consists of original hand-written documents dating back to 1719. The Archival Room stores historical records, the McCrady Plat Collection, the Gaillard Collection, and other relevant material pertaining to land records.
Additionally, some of the records stored here are from Colleton and Berkeley Counties during the period 1881-1899.
Adjoining the Archival Room is the Preservation and Restoration Room, a climate-controlled environment where great care and skill is required to repair, restore and preserve the history of past generations for future generations.
The digitization of historical documents is done on a high resolution scanner (an i2S SupraScanTM Quartz A0 – the same type of scanner used at the Library of Congress) in order to achieve the finest detail for document preservation. The ROD's Imaging Department compresses these files after they are scanned and makes them available online.
The following records are available online and are updated frequently:
For more information about these records and collections, please refer to the links on the right side of this page.
Michael Miller and the Register of Deeds staff are highly committed to the preservation of the records belonging to the citizens of Charleston County. These collections are irreplaceable and are made available for the public for the public's convenience.
If you have more questions related to the Register of Deeds Archives, please feel welcome to contact Bob McIntyre at 843-958-4668 or Bill Nieschalk at 843-958-4669 during office hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm).
1926 Charleston Evening Post paper showing roads during that time period.
Book: MC Page: 0000 in plat database.
Plantation Map of Charleston compiled 1932,1933,1934, is listed as Book: PL Page: 001
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Town of Rockville
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Town of Sullivan's Island
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