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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

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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
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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.


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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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Gov. Haley names new interim Berkeley County sheriff – Live 5 News

Gov. Haley names new interim Berkeley County sheriff
Live 5 News
Gov. Nikki Haley appointed a new sheriff in Berkeley County Wednesday who will serve until voters elect a permanent replacement. Haley appointed C.W. "Butch" Henerey, of Moncks Corner as sheriff. The appointment came a day after Haley, during an …

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Berkeley County interim sheriff releases statement following DeWitt resignation – Live 5 News


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Berkeley County interim sheriff releases statement following DeWitt resignation
Live 5 News
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Acting Berkeley County Sheriff Rick Ollic released a statement on Thursday following the resignation of Wayne DeWitt. Ollic thanked DeWitt, who resigned on Wednesday, for his service, and said that he would continue to …
Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt resigns after DUI arrestWCBD
Berkeley County Sheriff Resigns Following DUI ArrestWLTX.com
Berkeley County sheriff resigns office after DUI accident, chaseABC NEWS 4
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66 Shar-Pei dogs surrendered to Berkeley County Animal Shelter – Live 5 News

66 Shar-Pei dogs surrendered to Berkeley County Animal Shelter
Live 5 News
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Berkeley County Animal Shelter officials say their population at their facility swelled by 50% in one day after 66 Shar Pei dogs were surrendered to their care. According to animal shelter officials, the Shar Pei dogs

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Big push: Some 75000 people are expected to flood Berkeley County’s mega … – Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier
Big push: Some 75000 people are expected to flood Berkeley County's mega
Charleston Post Courier
The once-sleepy, rural intersection that gave the Carnes Crossroads development its name “will be the busiest intersection in South Carolina” in a decade or so, said Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler, a local history buff serving his 37th year as mayor.

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Berkeley County pushing to remove Blue Laws – WIS

Berkeley County pushing to remove Blue Laws
WIS
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – A push is now underway in Berkeley County to ditch a set of laws that dates back to the 1950's. If you've lived in South Carolina long enough, you're familiar with the Blue Laws. Those prohibit many businesses from …

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Police make five arrests in connection with Berkeley County burglaries – WCBD

Police make five arrests in connection with Berkeley County burglaries
WCBD
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – Sheriff's deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office simultaneously executed four search warrants in the Goose Creek and Summerville areas Wednesday resulting in the recovery of approximately $20,000 in stolen property, …

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