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Deanery records

Identifier: A-01-1015

Scope and Contents

The collection includes administrative records for the Diocese of Charleston deaneries.  Records consist of meeting minutes from the Midlands deanery as well as a decree erecting the Lowcountry deanery.  Also included is a population study created for the Piedmont deanery.


  • Created: 1980-2004, 2015
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/18/2005


Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted; consult repository for details.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Diocese of Charleston deaneries are sections of the diocese made up of parishes and other religious institutions within a specific geographic area. Each deanery is under limited authority of a dean. The deaneries consist of the following locations: Coastal: Bonneau, Charleston, Edisto Island, Folly Beach, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Johns Island, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Sullivan's Island, Summerville, and Yonges Island. Lowcountry: Beaufort, Bluffton, Hampton, Hardeville, Hilton Head, Ridgeland, St. Helena Island, and Walterboro. Midlands: Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Batesburg-Leesville, Blackville, Blythewood, Camden, Chapin, Chester, Columbia, Edgefield, Fort Mill, Gloverville, Great Falls, Indian Land, Lake Wylie, Lancaster, Lexington, Manning, Murphy Village, North Augusta, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Santee, Springfield, Summerton, Sumter, Ward, Winnsboro, and York. Pee Dee: Bennettsville, Cheraw, Conway, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Garden City, Georgetown, Hartsville, Johnsonville, Kingstree, Lake City, Loris, Marion, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Pageland, and Pawleys Island. Piedmont: Abbeville, Anderson, Clemson, Easley, Gaffney, Greenville, Greenwood, Greer, Joanna, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Pickens, Seneca, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, Taylors, Union, and Walhalla.

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0.40 Linear Feet (1 document box; 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Administrative records and population study for the Diocese of Charleston deaneries.

Source of Acquisition

Received from William F. Pentis, C.O. in February 2005.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, February 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US