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Chesterfield County Genealogy




Chesterfield County was formed in 1798 from the Cheraws District. The county was named for Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773), who was an English statesman. The oldest town in the County is Cheraw which was founded in 1748. (Although the county seat is Chesterfield). The town Cheraw was known as Chatham until 1821.

Cheraw and Chesterfield were occupied briefly by General Sherman’s troops during the Civil War.

Chesterfield County is home to Cheraw State Park (established 1934.)

There are several sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Chesterfield, SC which include Historic Districts.

A famous native of Chesterfield County, SC is jazz great Dizzy Gillespie.

Chesterfield County SCGenweb site

A History of the Chesterfield County Public Library

Chesterfield District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 167
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Chesterfield County Courthouse
200 West Main Street
County Courthouse
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Census

1850 Federal Census index by last name only

1850 Federal Census transcription Directory opens to listing of text files, titled by page number and the above index.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries of Chesterfield County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Chesterfield County, SC Forum for Queries

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Chesterfield County from the Forum:

South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Chesterfield Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics

anita hall boone on “History of property owned by John Augustus Hall”

My grandfather John Augustus Hall aka Gus owned property in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties. I am trying the find the history of the property located on # 9 Hwy West next to Wolf Creek. Which is also Wallace area at present date. During the time of ownership it could have possibly been known as Kollock area.


Chesterfield County, SC at genforum

Cities and towns of Chesterfield County:

Cheraw
Chesterfield (County Seat)
Clyde
Jefferson
McBee
Mount Croghan
Pageland
Patrick
Robinson
Ruby

News related to Chesterfield County, SC:

“chesterfield county” sc – Google News

Walmart Foundation supports Chesterfield County First Steps – SCNow

Walmart Foundation supports Chesterfield County First Steps
SCNow
PAGELAND, S.C.Chesterfield County First Steps received recently a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program for its new Blessings Resource Center. The Blessings Resource Center, a community partnership to strengthen …




Man convicted of Chesterfield Courthouse shooting – Hilton Head Island Packet

Man convicted of Chesterfield Courthouse shooting
Hilton Head Island Packet
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. — A 58-year-old Cheraw man has been convicted of a shooting at the Chesterfield County Courthouse last year. Multiple media outlets reported that Curtis Brent Gorny was convicted Wednesday of shooting two people outside the …

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Gold’s legacy: Abandoned gold mines cost SC – The State

Gold's legacy: Abandoned gold mines cost SC
The State
As federal and state authorities work to stabilize and cleanse the McCormick and Chesterfield county sites, a private company remains in charge of the cleanup at South Carolina's Ridgeway site, which operated from 1987 to 1999. The Fairfield County

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Chesterfield man faces child sex charges – Charlotte Observer

Chesterfield man faces child sex charges
Charlotte Observer
A Chesterfield, S.C., man has been arrested on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, according to the S.C. Law Enforcement Division. Agents said they have arrested James Marvin Bittle, 46. He was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal
BRIEF: Chesterfield man faces child sex chargesThe State

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Trial set to begin for Chesterfield Courthouse shooting suspect – SCNow

Trial set to begin for Chesterfield Courthouse shooting suspect
SCNow
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. – Jury selection is set to get underway Monday in the trial of a 58-year-old Cheraw man accused of shooting the mother of his child and her stepfather last year outside the Chesterfield County Courthouse. Curtis Brent Gorny, 58, …




SC man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor – Hilton Head Island Packet


Hilton Head Island Packet
SC man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor
Hilton Head Island Packet
Bittle was booked at the Chesterfield County Detention Center. Agents say it's possible others in the Chesterfield area may have been victimized or have information regarding this case. Anyone with information is asked to call SLED at (803) 896-7133.

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