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.
Cities and towns of Berkeley County:
Moncks Corner (County Seat)
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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 SC
Missing Ohio man spotted in Berkeley County woods
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Mixed results for penny tax votes across S.C.
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 …
Two killed in Berkeley County early morning crash
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 17A
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Berkeley County to begin accepting same sex marriage applications Thursday at …
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 …
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 SC
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