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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

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 bustThe State
Roosters seized from cockfight ring could be euthanizedWSOC Charlotte
Nearly 50 arrested, 140+ chickens rescued from SC cockfighting b – FOX WHNS Greenville
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Former SC sheriff found guilty in corruption trial – The State


The State
Former SC sheriff found guilty in corruption trial
The State
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. — The former sheriff of Chesterfield County has been found guilty after prosecutors accused him of giving away guns from his department without filing proper paperwork and allowing untrained people to act as deputies. The jury in
Guilty on all counts for suspended Chesterfield County sheriffWPDE

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Deputies charge 46 people in cockfighting bust in Chesterfield County – WPDE

Deputies charge 46 people in cockfighting bust in Chesterfield County
WPDE
Deputies charged 46 people in a cockfighting bust Saturday afternoon on Highway 145 in McBee, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Robert Lee. Officers seized 132 chickens, Lee said. The suspects are from all over the state and North Carolina and …




Chesterfield County sheriff’s trial has colleagues watching – Greenville News


Chron.com
Chesterfield County sheriff's trial has colleagues watching
Greenville News
Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is one of seven sheriffs of South Carolina's 46 counties to face charges or criminal investigations in the past four years. Privately, sheriffs have grumbled that their behavior has been scrutinized too closely.
Chesterfield County Sheriff Accused of Overstepping His Legal DutiesGuardian Liberty Voice
SC sheriff's trial has colleagues watchingQuincy Herald Whig
Sheriff accused of corruption goes to trialWSOC Charlotte

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Inmate testifies he received special treatment in former SC sheriff trial – WIS

Inmate testifies he received special treatment in former SC sheriff trial
WIS
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTV) – Jurors in Chesterfield County heard eyebrow raising testimony from one of the inmates at the center of former Sheriff Sam Parker's corruption trial, Thursday. Parker is accused is giving Mike Lee and another inmate …

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Chesterfield Sheriff Takes the Stand – WLTX.com

Chesterfield Sheriff Takes the Stand
WLTX.com
Chesterfield, SC (WLTX) The trial against former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker continued today with Parker taking the stand to testify. Loading… Post to Facebook. Chesterfield Sheriff Takes the Stand on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1j3r8Wp.


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