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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 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


1790 Census images for the entire state

1790 Federal Census transcription


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

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.

Berkeley County, SC at genforum

Cities and towns of Berkeley County:

College Park
Daniel Island
Goose Creek
Moncks Corner (County Seat)
North Charleston
Saint Stephen

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