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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… to rescue animals from a cockfighting organization in under a year. In May, they were called out to Chesterfield County to provide medical care to 150 roosters seized by police during a cockfighting bust in McBee, S.C. where nearly 50 people were …
122 birds seized in cockfighting bust in SC
More than 100 animals rescued, 27 arrested in SC cockfighting bust
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 …
MHS students win 'This School's Got STEM' contest
Earlier, Andrew Wilkerson of Cheraw High School in Chesterfield County School District was voted winner of Comporium's This School's Got Talent online video competition. He has earned the opportunity to perform live before top education, business and …
THE BIG GIVE: Nonprofits face seasonal slowdown
>>Their mission: The mission is âto glorify God by providing free medical care to those in need in the Chesterfield County community, being forever mindful that it is by the grace of God the Father and through the enabling power of His Spirit that …
Officials: Man shot, killed at Chesterfield County home
A man died shortly after he was shot at a Cheraw, S.C., home Sunday night, according to Chesterfield County officials. Around 8:40 p.m., officials say 28-year-old Brandon Ellerbe was shot at a home on Fordville Road. He later died from the single …
Police searching for man wanted in deadly Cheraw shooting
Man wanted in fatal shooting
1 dead in shooting in Cheraw
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South Carolina aggressively pursues foreign investment, and has successfully recruited many companies from overseas. The state has permanent foreign offices in Shanghai, Tokyo, and Munich, and representatives from the Governor's office regularly meet …