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 District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 167
Chesterfield, SC 29709
Chesterfield County Courthouse
200 West Main Street
Chesterfield, SC 29709
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.
Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Chesterfield County from the Forum:
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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.
Cities and towns of Chesterfield County:
Chesterfield (County Seat)
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Man and 3-year-old child drown in Chesterfield County pond
Brooks said he isn't sure of the men's relationship to the child. Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser is expected to release the victims' names when he notifies their families. The SC Department of Natural Resources and the Chesterfield County …
Man, 3-year-old drown in pond
Man, 3-year-old boy drown in rural South Carolina pond
Man and young child die in pond drowning
Sheriff: Man shoots, kills cousin following argument
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. â. Police are searching for a man who they said shot his cousin in the chest in Chesterfield County Sunday night, killing him. Officers told Channel 9 that Brandon Ellerbe was killed on Fordville Road in Cheraw around 8:30 …
Family: 3-year-old boy, rescuer drown in SC pond
Rock Hill Herald
A deputy did spot an empty beer can floating in the water at the pond. The Department of Natural Resources, the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison are still investigating the incident. No charges have …
Police: Dent made in crystal meth activity after bust in Chesterfield County
Juan Carlos Ponce and Jessica Weaver are each charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine and trafficking crystal methamphetamine, according to Corporal Joseph Carnes with the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.
117 Roosters Seized in SC Cockfighting Ring Bust
The rescue gained custody of nearly 150 roosters seized by police in May during a cockfighting bust in Chesterfield County, SC. Nearly 50 people in McBee, SC were charged for their part in that cockfighting ring. Some of those birds have already found …
Nearly 50 roosters adopted after cockfighting ring bust
More than 100 birds seized, 27 arrested in Marlboro County cockfighting bust
More than 100 animals rescued, 27 arrested in SC cockfighting bust
Darlington High hosts Special Olympics
DARLINGTON, S.C. â More than 400 athletes traveled to Darlington High School's football field Wednesday to participate in the Special Olympics, hosted by Florence County Parks and Recreation. The athletes, from 18 different schools, competed in long …