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.
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Moncks Corner (County Seat)
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911 call from sister reveals mother's state of mind before driving into ocean
A South Carolina woman who drove her mini-van into the ocean at Daytona Beach with her three kids inside is from Cross in Berkeley County, according to authorities in Florida. Police say they interviewed her two hours before the Tuesday afternoon …
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Widespread outages continue into 4th day across SC
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Berkeley Electric Cooperative has more than 12,000 customers without power. Santee Cooper is working to restore power to the homes of more than 1,200 customers. Many drivers in Berkeley County were searching for places to full up their gas tanks but …
Ravenel Bridge, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley schools all closed again today
Red Cross opens shelters in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties due to winter …
More than 20000 without power in Berkeley County
Cleanup begins in Berkeley County, some without power
Live 5 News
MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -. As clean up begins throughout the Lowcountry, many residents in Berkeley County are still without power. On Airport Drive sits a glaring reminder of the area's second winter storm in as many weeks. A tree limb takes center …
More than 45000 without power in the Lowcountry, Ravenel Bridge still closed …
Police, SCDOT reopen Ravenel Bridge for all traffic
Officials encouraging motorists to stay off roads
Crews working to restore power in Berkeley County
Live 5 News
Berkeley County resident, Floyd Mack, is relieved to see BEC crews out in his area. Mack and his family have been without power since Wednesday and he says there's no one else they'd rather see. "Oh, it's a relief that brings joy," said Mack. "Welcome …
Berkeley County schools spokeswoman faces ethics charge
Charleston Regional Business
A Berkeley County School District employee accused of violating a state ethics law was indicted Tuesday, the S.C. Attorney General said. Amy Kovach, director of communications and community relations for the district, was charged by a Berkeley County …
Charleston City Paper
Several Lowcountry school districts cancel classes for winter weather
Live 5 News
Please note that due to the forecast of icy conditions for parts of Berkeley County for early Wednesday morning and during the day Wednesday, all Berkeley County School District, South Carolina schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, …
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Charleston-area school closings for Wednesday, Feb. 12