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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.

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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

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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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Adams out to early lead in Berkeley sheriff’s race – Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier
Adams out to early lead in Berkeley sheriff's race
Charleston Post Courier
Polls in the Republican primary for Berkeley County sheriff have closed after a long and mostly uneventful day of voting, officials said. In early unofficial results, Brian Adams was leading with 20 percent of the vote with 10 of 77 precincts reporting
Unofficial results: Adams cruises to runoff spot while Lewis edg – WCIV-TV ABC NEWS 4
Berkeley County Sheriff's race in final stretch before Tuesday's primaryLive 5 News
Polls open in Berkeley County Sheriff raceWIS
The Herald
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Large manufacturer eyes Berkeley County site for up to 4000 jobs – Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier
Large manufacturer eyes Berkeley County site for up to 4000 jobs
Charleston Post Courier
… type of transportation, distribution and logistics network as the automotive and aerospace industries. It is not clear whether the project is the Volvo automobile manufacturing plant that South Carolina and other states have been trying to lure in
Company considers Berkeley County for manufacturing site, 4000 jobsCharleston Regional Business
Volvo narrows choices for US plant to South Carolina, second state: sourcesReuters
Proposal could bring 4000 jobs to Berkeley Co. – Live5News.com | Charleston Live 5 News
The State -WLTX.com
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Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Rodney Thompson indicted on ethics … – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Rodney Thompson indicted on ethics
ABC NEWS 4
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Rodney Thompson was put on paid leave Wednesday after he was indicted on an ethics charge related to the 2012 Yes 4 Schools campaign. S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson …
BCSD superintendent on administrative leave after ethics chargeLive 5 News
Berkeley County Superintendent indicted on ethics chargesWCBD
Berkeley County School District superintendent indictedCharleston Regional Business
FITSNews -WLTX.com -The State
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Suspect pleads guilty to lesser charges in 2012 murder case – ABC NEWS 4


ABC NEWS 4
Suspect pleads guilty to lesser charges in 2012 murder case
ABC NEWS 4
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — The second of two men charged in the deaths of Dana Woods and June Guerry pleaded guilty to six counts related to the 2012 murders. The charges include voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during a …
Man sentenced to 25 years in deaths of 2 women in LowcountryThe Herald
Murder suspect in court for murder of two Moncks Corner womenWCBD

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Berkeley County authorities investigate assault death – Hilton Head Island Packet


Charleston Post Courier
Berkeley County authorities investigate assault death
Hilton Head Island Packet
ST. STEPHEN, S.C. — Authorities are investigating a death in St. Stephen. Area media outlets report that 55-year-old Floyd Valachovic died Thursday night after he was attacked by another man. The cause of death has not been released. Berkeley County …
Coroner IDs victim in St. Stephen homicideLive 5 News
Man arrested for murder in St. StephenWCBD
Under investigation: Authorities say death of man in Berkeley County a homicideThe Republic

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


ABC NEWS 4
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 …
Coroner identifies 19-year-old killed in Berkeley County wreckABC NEWS 4
Moncks Corner man killed when Jeep goes off road, bursts into flamesCharleston Post Courier

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