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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

Nestl̩ Waters to invest $40 million in Chesterfield County, create 40-50 jobs РSCNow

Nestlé Waters to invest $40 million in Chesterfield County, create 40-50 jobs
SCNow
MCBEE, S.C. – Chesterfield County Economic Development announced Friday morning Nestlé Waters North American will build a $40 million water bottling facility near McBee. The 200,000-square-foot facility will produce Deer Park spring water, mostly for …

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Chesterfield County case tests S.C. Stand Your Ground Law – SCNow

Chesterfield County case tests S.C. Stand Your Ground Law
SCNow
CHESTERFIELD – A man who fatally shot his estranged wife's boyfriend during an altercation last summer will be in court in Chesterfield Tuesday to argue he should be immune from prosecution under South Carolina's Stand Your Ground law.

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Chesterfield County voters eager to choose new Sheriff among field of candidates – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Chesterfield County voters eager to choose new Sheriff among field of candidates
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Four democrats filed to run for the office of sheriff, which included Cheraw Police Chief Jay Brooks, J.D. Dixon, who served as Major under Parker's tenure and Chesterfield County native Derrick Gordon and former Chesterfield County Deputy, Mike Irvin.
Who will be elected as new Chesterfield Co Sheriff?WMBF

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Former Chesterfield County Sheriff now SC inmate 00359618 – WPDE

Former Chesterfield County Sheriff now SC inmate 00359618
WPDE
Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is now listed on the South Carolina Department of Corrections' (SCDC) website as inmate number 00359618. A jury convicted Parker last Thursday on charges of Misconduct In Office, Embezzlement and …
SC deputies arrest nearly 50 in cockfighting bustABC NEWS 4

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Marlboro County, former Chesterfield County Sheriffs named in wrongful … – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Marlboro County, former Chesterfield County Sheriffs named in wrongful
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
He was indicted and will be tried by the SC Attorney General's Office, which stated in its complaint, that Parker used money set aside for the CCSO, for his own personal gain and furnished items to inmates during his capacity as Chesterfield County

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Hartsville, Chesterfield County business agreement may have major economic … – SCNow

Hartsville, Chesterfield County business agreement may have major economic
SCNow
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Hartsville city officials hope a new agreement between the city and Alligator Rural Water and Sewer Company of Chesterfield County for access to the city's wastewater treatment system will help encourage Nestlé Waters North America …


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