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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

Amber Alert canceled for missing 14-year-old; search continues for her abductor – The State


The State
Amber Alert canceled for missing 14-year-old; search continues for her abductor
The State
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC — Law enforcement officials canceled an Amber Alert Monday morning for a missing 14-year-old Chesterfield girl after she was abducted by her step father who took her from school on Friday. Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay …
Amber Alert Issued For SC TeenagerWFMY News 2
Amber Alert canceled after teen girl found safe, stepfather still at largeWSOC Charlotte
Missing Chesterfield County teen found, suspect still at largeWMBF
Charlotte Observer
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Chesterfield County battling power outages – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Chesterfield County battling power outages
WSOC Charlotte
COLUMBIA, S.C. —. Heavy freezing rain spared most of the area from significant power outages, but that was not the case in Chesterfield County. Hundreds were still in the dark late Tuesday after trees fell on power lines from one end of the county to




Chesterfield County teen found safe, man still on the run – WBTW-TV: News … – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Chesterfield County teen found safe, man still on the run – WBTW-TV: News
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
CHESTERFIELD, SC (WBTW) – The Amber Alert issued Saturday morning for a missing Chesterfield County teen is now canceled. According to Captain Daniel Scott of the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, 14-year-old Alexis Ann Deas is safe, and in the …

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Man sought by police after South Carolina Amber Alert now in Chesterfield … – WPDE

Man sought by police after South Carolina Amber Alert now in Chesterfield
WPDE
Harlan Donnell Melton, 43, was arrested last Friday in Oregon, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks. Melton has been charged with Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Interfering with Parental Rights and is expected to be …




100-mph chase suspect caught – Richmond County Daily Journal

100-mph chase suspect caught
Richmond County Daily Journal
Littles, 27, of 1500 W. Market St. in Cheraw, South Carolina, was arrested Saturday. Hamlet police … Police say Littles, who was convicted of felony common-law robbery in Chesterfield County in 2004, was also carrying a concealed silver revolver




Chinnery, 14, tunes up for Liukin Cup with personal-best performance on beam … – Daily Press

Chinnery, 14, tunes up for Liukin Cup with personal-best performance on beam
Daily Press
Kourtney Chinnery tuned up for Friday's Nastia Liukin Cup with a stellar performance in Charleston, S.C., last weekend. On Friday the World … Poseidon Swimming of Chesterfield County topped the 11-team meet with 2,063 points. The Blue Dolphins took …

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