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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
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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.


Berkeley County, SC at genforum

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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STEM Premier Partners with Berkeley County School District – Fort Mills Times

STEM Premier Partners with Berkeley County School District
Fort Mills Times
CHARLESTON, S.C. — STEM Premier today announced a formal partnership with the Berkeley County School District. Through the partnership, STEM Premier will provide all Freshman Academy, STEM Academy and CTE students with STEM Premier profiles …

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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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Berkeley County deputies seek help to solve three cold murder cases – Live 5 News

Berkeley County deputies seek help to solve three cold murder cases
Live 5 News
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Berkeley County sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help to solve three cold murder cases. The murders of 19-year-old Ariel Morgan,15-year-old Alonza Williams and 79-year-old Artie Bradley are unsolved.

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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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One Killed, Six Injured in Berkeley County Crash – WTMA

One Killed, Six Injured in Berkeley County Crash
WTMA
(BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.) — A vehicular crash in Berkeley County Monday afternoon has left one person dead and six others injured. South Carolina Highway Patrol officials told ABC affiliate WCIV-TV that a car and a minivan collided head-on shortly after …


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