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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

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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
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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A company specializing in the distribution of synthetic rubber, carbon black … – Area Development Online

A company specializing in the distribution of synthetic rubber, carbon black
Area Development Online
A company specializing in the distribution of synthetic rubber, carbon black and process oils, Intertex World Resources will invest $3.2 million to open its Intertex Transloading Services in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. This new Berkeley County
Intertex Transloading Services establishes Berkeley County facilityThe Times and Democrat
South Carolina tire plants draw Ohio distributor to Charleston regionCharleston Post Courier
Intertex Transloading Services to open carbon black facility in Moncks CornerCharleston Regional Business

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Officials: Body of missing Ohio man found in Berkeley County – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
Officials: Body of missing Ohio man found in Berkeley County
ABC NEWS 4
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The body of a missing Ohio man was found Sunday in a heavily wooded area near Pimlico in Berkeley County. Officials said no foul play is suspected in the death of 58-year-old Jesse Conley. He was found shortly before …
Body of missing man found in SCPike County News Watchman
Missing Ohio man spotted in Berkeley County woodsCharleston Post Courier
Missing Waverly Man Found Dead In South CarolinaWOSU Public Media
WCBD -Aiken Standard -Live 5 News
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Mixed results for penny tax votes across S.C. – Greenville News


Greenville News
Mixed results for penny tax votes across S.C.
Greenville News
The campaign to pass a transportation penny sales tax went much easier in Berkeley County in 2008. In the first attempt to add the tax, 67 percent of voters approved it, said Elaine Morgan, CEO for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, who served on …

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Two killed in Berkeley County early morning crash – WCBD


WLTX.com
Two killed in Berkeley County early morning crash
WCBD
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – Thursday morning at 6 a.m. a log truck was stopped on highway 17-A near Jamestown for a school bus loading children. 64-year-old Larry Dixon, of Pineville, was traveling behind the truck and failed to stop and struck the rear of …
Pineville man, 64, and son die in crash with log truck on Highway 17ACharleston Post Courier
Accident claims Pineville menBerkeley Independent
Father, Son Die in SC When Pickup Hits Log TruckWLTX.com

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Berkeley County to begin accepting same sex marriage applications Thursday at … – WCBD

Berkeley County to begin accepting same sex marriage applications Thursday at
WCBD
This is not yet 100% official, but it is what they will be using Thursday in Berkeley County unless something else is made official. The main change is that it now has three boxes, "spouse," "husband" and "wife." The old form had boxes for "husband

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Huge wasp nest discovered in Berkeley County – Charleston Post Courier


WLTX.com
Huge wasp nest discovered in Berkeley County
Charleston Post Courier
I was scared," he said. He ought to have been, but somehow he didn't get stung. The nest cleared Tuesday was perhaps the largest to be cleared in South Carolina and one of the largest in the region. The pulp of it, an estimated 10 feet by 7 feet and 2
Giant Yellow Jacket Nest Found in SCWLTX.com
10-Foot-Long Yellow Jacket Nest Removed from SC CamperNature World News

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