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Berkeley County was formed in 1882 from Charleston County. The county was named for Sir William Berkeley and Lord John Berkeley, each were Lords Proprietors of the Carolina Colony. The county was first named in 1682, but became a part of the Charleston District in 1769 and did not regain County status until 1882. The first county seat was Mount Pleasant until 1895, when the county seat was moved to Monck’s Corner. There were once rice plantations in the area where Lake Moultrie is now. Some famous residents were Revolutionary War figures Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and William Moultrie.

Berkeley County SCGenweb site

Berkeley County Historical Society
P.O. Box 504
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Berkeley County Courthouse
223 N. Live Oak Drive
County Courthouse
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Berkeley County Huguenot Society of South Carolina

Census

1790 Census images for the entire state

1790 Federal Census transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries of Berkeley County

Cemetery Transcriptions

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Berkeley County, SC Forum for Queries

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Todd Boyce on “Thomas Ashby, Son of 2nd Cassique Quenby”

Any information on my ancester Thomas Ashby, b. 1680 Liestershire England, or his first mife Elizebeth Le Jau would be must helpfull.
Images , stories, Marriage or death records. Anything really.
Thomas shows up in upper Virginia around 1706.
No one in my family even knew about this South Carolina history.
We are about to place a S.A.R. Revolution war plaque on his son (Stephen Ashby) grave
site and I am searching this history to prepare presentation and fill in my Family about South Carolina connection.




ernest m prine on “surname prine”

Looking for info on the prine familiy, from Ravenel,walterboro,and lived around berekely co and dorchester co, fathers name was zernie prine,grandfather was allen prine.allen prine married lottie driggers and they had two sons,zernie and edward prine.

ernest prine
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darlene on “Henry Alexander Hyrne b. 1837″

Looking for information on Henry A. Hyrne b. 1837 m. Flora Anne Maree. His father was William H. Hyrne, but can’t find who William’s father and mother were. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Cities and towns of Berkeley County:

Alvin
Bethera
Bonneau
Cainhoy
Charleston
College Park
Cordesville
Cross
Daniel Island
Goose Creek
Hanahan
Huger
Jamestown
Ladson
Moncks Corner (County Seat)
North Charleston
Oakley
Pineville
Pinopolis
Russellville
Saint Stephen
Shulerville
Wando

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Volvo bringing first U.S. factory, thousands of jobs to Berkeley County – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
Volvo bringing first U.S. factory, thousands of jobs to Berkeley County
ABC NEWS 4
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCIV) – Volvo Cars announced Monday morning that it has chosen Berkeley County as the home for its first American factory. Volvo officials say the $500 million facility will produce up to 100,000 cars per year, and could create up …
Volvo Car to Build First US Car Plant in South CarolinaWall Street Journal
Volvo Car Corporation has selected Berkeley County, South Carolina, for its Area Development Online
Breaking: Volvo chooses South Carolina for auto plantThe State (blog)
Forbes -WTOC
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Duane Lewis wins Berkeley County Sheriff runoff – Live 5 News


SCNow
Duane Lewis wins Berkeley County Sheriff runoff
Live 5 News
Last month, Adams had taken a sizable portion of the votes in the Berkeley County Sheriff Republic Primary, which featured 14 candidates. At the end of the night, Adams was selected in 23.75% – 3,513 votes – of the ballots submitted in Berkeley County.
Unofficial results: Duane Lewis defeats Brian Adams in Republican primary ABC NEWS 4
Berkeley Co. Sheriff runoff decides who continues to general election943wsc

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Suspect in Berkeley County Deputy Shooting Killed – WLTX.com


WLTX.com
Suspect in Berkeley County Deputy Shooting Killed
WLTX.com
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Police say they have shot and killed a man they suspect was involved in the wounding of a South Carolina's sheriff's deputy at a gas station. Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis tells The Associated Press that after a …
Officials: Berkeley County shooting suspect dead after firing at police during WPDE
SLED releases details on Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy shooting investigationWCBD
CPD: Suspect in BCSO deputy shooting located, standoff underwayLive 5 News
Charleston Post Courier -WYFF Greenville -CBS News
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Search for man accused of shooting Berkeley deputy turns away from Cypress … – ABC NEWS 4


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Search for man accused of shooting Berkeley deputy turns away from Cypress
ABC NEWS 4
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — Authorities searching for the man who shot a Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy and carjacked a vehicle Thursday night announced Friday that they were shifting their focus away from a four-mile area around Cypress …
Video released after SC deputy ambushed, gunned down at gas stat – WBTW-TV WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
South Carolina sheriff's deputy shot several times by masked man; condition New York Daily News
BCSO: Deputy shot after masked man opens fire at gas stationWYFF Greenville
WJCL News -Charleston Post Courier -WCNC
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Flash bangs heard at standoff with suspect in shooting of Berkeley County deputy – Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier
Flash bangs heard at standoff with suspect in shooting of Berkeley County deputy
Charleston Post Courier
UPDATE (12:55 p.m.): SWAT team on the move. Filed away from the vehicle and beside an apartment building. UPDATE (12:51 p.m.): SWAT team with gas masks outside apartment where deputy shooting suspect holed up. UPDATE (12:24 p.m.): Police will …

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Deputy shot in Berkeley County – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Deputy shot in Berkeley County
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) Berkeley County officials confirm that a Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy has been shot, WCBD reports. The incident happened at a gas station near Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner. The shooting …

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