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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Two charged in Chesterfield Co. drug bust
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. â Authorities in Chesterfield County have arrested one man and charged another person following a drug bust in Ruby, South Carolina. Chesterfield County authorities seized controlled substances and cash from a home in …
Couple facing charges in Chesterfield Co. drug bust
Sheriff: Illegal pharmacy run from home in small town
Deputies raid Chesterfield County home, seize cash and prescription pills
Deputies fired, accused of damaging suspect's car
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Two Chesterfield County deputies have been fired for intentionally vandalizing a chase suspect's car. Sheriff's Office officials say the deputies lied in an attempt to cover up their alleged actions, but an internal …
Sheriff's deputies fired for vandalism following chase
Two SC deputies fired after sheriff says they intentionally damaged suspect's …
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
50 new jobs coming to Chesterfield County
A new plant in Chesterfield County will bring 50 new jobs to the area over the next five years, according to the S.C Department of Commerce. Titan Stainless, a custom stainless equipment manufacturer, is establishing manufacturing operations in …
Food-service equipment manufacturer to add 30 jobs in move to S.C. county
Titan Stainless, a custom stainless equipment manufacturer, is establishing a …
Titan Stainless plant bringing 50 new jobs to Pageland
Miss Chesterfield County seeks pageant sponsorships
Checks made payable to Miss Chesterfield County USA can be sent to 22072 S.C. Highway 9, Mount Croghan, SC 29727. Sponsors can also contribute online by visiting misssouthcarolinausa.com, clicking on the âcontact usâ tab and selecting âonline …
Donald Trump is cash cow for GOP state parties
âIf the state party coffers are growing and he helps our Republican nominee next fall, sure, it's fine,â said South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore, who noted the first-in-the-South state has welcomed the whole field â and that …
Sheriff: Two deputies fired after intentionally vandalizing suspect's car
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WPDE) – Two Chesterfield County deputies have been fired after they intentionally vandalized a suspect's car last week after a high speed chase near Pageland, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks. Brooks said …