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:
South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Chesterfield Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics
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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Fearing lack of impartiality, judge dismisses all jurors in Ted Vick DUI case
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a Saturn station wagon was driving north on HighwayMore >> … The Chesterfield County lawmaker was charged with DUI, speeding and unlawful carrying of a gun in June 2012. Vick was pulled …
Fearing lack of impartiality, judge dismisses all jurors in Ted – FOX Carolina 21
Light rain mixed with snow possible in Pee Dee, NC border counties
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Light wintry precipitation is possible in some areas of the western Pee Dee and North Carolina counties near the SC border on Tuesday evening. By 7:45 pm, rain was falling in Chesterfield County and it was mixed with some snow. Temperatures were …
Schaeffler to start apprenticeship program at Fort Mill plant
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Schaeffler has offered apprenticeships for future employees of its Chesterfield County facility for move than 20 years, says Carla Whitlock, apprenticeship consultant for the S.C. Technical College System. âThis is a monumental effort on behalf of …
Trial date set for suspended Chesterfield County sheriff
Suspended Chesterfield County Sheriff Sanford "Sam" Parker, Jr. will be tried April 7 of next year, according to the South Carolina Attorney General's Office. Parker was indicted in March on four counts of Misconduct in Office and two counts of …
Sunday shopping for Christmas
The temporary change of store hours in town will not affect South Carolina laws preventing the sale of alcoholic beverages, at any time, on Sundays in Chesterfield County. The lift allows businesses to open at 10 a.m. on Sundays for the rest of …
Abby's Animal Angels faces most emotional rescue ever in critically injured dog
It all began on November 7 when Chesterfield County, South Carolina Rescue Services made an urgent plea via Facebook for one of the dogs in their care. "ATTN: 501c3 or state certified rescue. We need you. lady is the mom dog hit by car she is gonna …