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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

Query Forums

Berkeley County, SC Forum for Queries

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Berkeley County from the Forum:

South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Berkeley Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics

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
ra1snake@yahoo.com




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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Tree falls on house, kills SC man inside – The State


The State
Tree falls on house, kills SC man inside
The State
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. — A 72-year-old man has died after a tree fell onto his house and pinned him in, according to Hanahan Police. William Carl Klein was sitting in a chair in his upstairs den when the tree fell and pinned him in. A 911 dispatcher …
Hanahan teenager risks her life to help 72-year-old killed by fa – FOX Carolina 21WHNS Greenville
Tree Falls on House, Kills S.C. ManFirehouse.com
Hanahan teenager risks her life to help 72-year-old killed by fallen treeWBTV
ABC NEWS 4 -WMBF
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Man fatally struck by train in Berkeley County ruled a suicide – The State


The State
Man fatally struck by train in Berkeley County ruled a suicide
The State
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC — The death of a Goose Creek man, fatally struck by a train Sunday night, has been ruled a suicide, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury. Authorities with the Goose Creek Police Department responded to a collision …
Indictment paperwork shows Berkeley County deputy sold 2 gunsABC NEWS 4
Man fatally struck by train in Goose Creek, authorities sayCharleston Post Courier

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Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office finds missing woman – Live 5 News

Berkeley County Sheriff's Office finds missing woman
Live 5 News
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says authorities have found a missing 71-year-old woman safe and sound. Authorities had been looking for Gladis Callum who was last seen on College Park Road on Friday. Copyright …

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Officials: Berkeley County schools off lockdown – Live 5 News

Officials: Berkeley County schools off lockdown
Live 5 News
More >>. BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -. A spokeswoman for the Berkeley County School District says Berkeley Elementary and Berkeley High Schools were placed on lockdown because of a suspicious person in the surrounding area Friday morning.
Man shot in knee while trying to help friendABC NEWS 4

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Group protects historical land around Berkeley County – WCBD

Group protects historical land around Berkeley County
WCBD
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – A local conservation group is working to preserve and protect some of the historic land around Berkeley County. News 2 went along on a boat ride today to visit some of the protected areas the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust has …




Inmate accused of punching officer, kicking lieutenant at detention center – Live 5 News

Inmate accused of punching officer, kicking lieutenant at detention center
Live 5 News
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – An inmate is facing new assault and battery charges after authorities say he punched a detention officer and kicked a lieutenant at the Berkeley County jail. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has charged 30-year-old …

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