Berkeley County Genealogy
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 Historical Society
P.O. Box 504
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Berkeley County Courthouse
223 N. Live Oak Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
1790 Federal Census transcription
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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.
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.
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.
Cities and towns of Berkeley County:
Moncks Corner (County Seat)
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Dorchester, Berkeley Co. investigators bust several meth labs
Live 5 News
According to authorities with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, investigators busted three meth labs on Monday and are currently working on others on Tuesday. Berkeley investigators … In 2012, there were 538 meth labs reported in SC. For 2013, as …
Mistakenly released SC inmate nabbed in Allegheny County
Washington Observer Reporter
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) â Berkeley County sheriff's deputies say a woman accidentally released from the jail in Moncks Corner has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Capt. Rick Ollic says 26-year-old Neely Blanchard was taken into custody Thursday by …
Mom accidentally freed from Berkeley County jail vows to face trial, fight for …
Woman mistakenly released from Berkeley Co. jail captured in Pen …
3 charged in weekend shooting death at SC saloon
The Berkeley County Sheriff's office says 33-year-old Shearon Lamar Bennett has been charged with murder. Two other people, 45-year-old Darrell Bennett and 41-year-old April Cartin are charged with obstruction of justice and accused of hindering the …
Crowfield Family Footcare Selected For "Best Of Berkeley County"
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Man arrested in Berkeley County nightclub shooting
Charleston Post Courier
The recordings, obtained by The Post and Courier through a S.C. Freedom of Information Act request, depict a chaotic scene. "There's about 20 to 30 … people on this one person, and they're beating people up," a woman told a dispatcher. "You need to …
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