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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

2 charged in Walmart meth bust – Richmond County Daily Journal

2 charged in Walmart meth bust
Richmond County Daily Journal
Chesterfield County sheriff's Cpl. Robert J. White was inside the Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 in Cheraw when he noticed another customer, 31-year-old Brandon Lee Sasser of Loris, walking in circles and pacing from one side of the store to the other




Civil War site expands with park service grant – Chesterfield Observer (subscription)

Civil War site expands with park service grant
Chesterfield Observer (subscription)
The donated sites are administered by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, which works with the Military History Committee to develop the sites. The original Battery Dantzler site was acquired in 1992 through a donation of 1.3 acres from Air




Cook’s Calendar – The State

Cook's Calendar
The State
Chesterfield County Q-CUP Barbeque Championship is Oct. 3 and 4 at Cheraw State Park. The event is to help raise money for McArn Food Bank and to start a pet food bank for people and pets in need. Sanctioned by the South Carolina Barbeque …

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Jury seated in Williamsburg County sheriff’s credit fraud case – The State


The State
Jury seated in Williamsburg County sheriff's credit fraud case
The State
COLUMBIA, SC — A jury was seated Monday in the federal fraud trial of suspended Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson, the state's seventh sheriff to face criminal charges in the past four years. Eight women and four men will hear the identity

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Deputies catch escaped inmate – Cheraw Chronicle

Deputies catch escaped inmate
Cheraw Chronicle
CHESTERFIELD — Sheriff's deputies captured a 17-year-old inmate within hours after he escaped from the Chesterfield County Detention Center, according to a report released last week. Dontrell Maleek Sharper of Darlington left his cell shortly after 11




Deed for Battery Dantzler expansion presented to Chesterfield – Village News Online


Village News Online
Deed for Battery Dantzler expansion presented to Chesterfield
Village News Online
So far the Committee has saved nine Civil War properties that have been deeded to Chesterfield County with no county taxpayer money. The committee has been able to raise close to one million dollars in grants, donations and fund raising. Working


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