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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
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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One man dead following accident in Berkeley County – Live 5 News


Charleston Post Courier
One man dead following accident in Berkeley County
Live 5 News
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – A 19-year-old man lost his life after an accident in Berkeley County. The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says 19-year-old Travis Kyle Jackson of Moncks Corner died following an accident on Saturday. Authorities say …
Deadly crash under investigation in Berkeley CountyWCBD
Moncks Corner man killed when Jeep goes off road, bursts into flamesCharleston Post Courier
Coroner identified man killed in Moncks Corner crash early SundayABC NEWS 4

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Census data: Berkeley County continues to be fastest growing in SC – Berkeley Independent

Census data: Berkeley County continues to be fastest growing in SC
Berkeley Independent
In a shorter-term look from 2013 to 2014, Berkeley County falls to fifth fastest growing in South Carolina and 92nd fastest growing in the nation. The fastest growing South Carolina counties in the nation include: Lancaster County (No. 26), Horry

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9 of 15 sheriff candidates debate in Berkeley County forum – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
9 of 15 sheriff candidates debate in Berkeley County forum
ABC NEWS 4
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — While there are more than a dozen candidates vying for sheriff of Berkeley County, nine of the men in the race attended a forum Thursday night hoping to help voters decide on which candidate to back. It wasn't exactly the …
Candidates for Berkeley County Sheriff speak at Q & A forumLive 5 News
One injured in Berkeley County home invasion shootingBerkeley Independent

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Moncks Corner man killed in Berkeley County wreck – Live 5 News


Charleston Post Courier
Moncks Corner man killed in Berkeley County wreck
Live 5 News
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Berkeley County wreck that took the life of a 35-year-old man Sunday night. Berkeley County Coroner George Oliver say Derrick Lawrence, of Moncks Corner, was pronounced dead on the scene following …
Multiple agencies respond to deadly wreck in Berkeley CountyWCBD

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Berkeley County widow warns of second hand pesticides sold in soda bottles – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
Berkeley County widow warns of second hand pesticides sold in soda bottles
ABC NEWS 4
ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (WCIV) — Two men were arrested for stealing pesticide and now one of them faces involuntary manslaughter charges after someone accidentally drank it. Kenneth M. Beauford, 56 and 40-year-old Damon Lamonte Kelly were arrested on …

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Berkeley Co. rescuers search canal near St. Stephen – Live 5 News

Berkeley Co. rescuers search canal near St. Stephen
Live 5 News
The Berkeley County Rescue Squad searched Monday afternoon for a person who was believed to have jumped off a bridge into the water at the Rediversion Canal just outside of St. Stephen. The Charleston County Sheriff's Marine Patrol Unit also …


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