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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

Child Hit, KIlled Outside Chesterfield County School – WLTX.com


WSOC Charlotte
Child Hit, KIlled Outside Chesterfield County School
WLTX.com
Child Hit, KIlled Outside Chesterfield County School. PAGELAND, S.C. (WCNC)– A child was hit and killed outside Pageland Elementary School Tuesday morning. Loading… Post to Facebook. Child Hit, KIlled Outside Chesterfield County School PAGELAND …
Child hit and killed outside Pageland Elementary SchoolWCNC
8-year-old girl ID'd after fatally hit by vehicle outside SC elementary schoolWYFF Greenville
Community raising money for funeral of 8-year-old girl fatally hit by vehicle WHNS Greenville

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Deputies: One killed in Chesterfield County crash involving 18-wheeler – WBTV

Deputies: One killed in Chesterfield County crash involving 18-wheeler
WBTV
One person was killed in a wreck in Chesterfield County, SC involving an 18-wheeler and another vehicle. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 9 and Boyd Evans Road right outside Pageland. According to officials, it …

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Find out who’s been arrested in Chesterfield County – Cheraw Chronicle

Find out who's been arrested in Chesterfield County
Cheraw Chronicle
Ashley Ann Darfus, 27, 1397 Halfhill Way, Columbus, Ohio, no S.C. driver's license, speeding – 75 mph in a 45 mph zone, Aug. 21. • Michael Wayne Craig, 47, 8818 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw, driving under the influence, Aug. 21. • James Declan Rollins, 23, …




Upgrades coming to Arrowhead Park – Cheraw Chronicle


Cheraw Chronicle
Upgrades coming to Arrowhead Park
Cheraw Chronicle
Corey Friedman | The Cheraw Chronicle Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram, center, holds a ceremonial check presented by Chesterfield County's legislative delegation after the town was awarded a $17,500 S.C. Parks and Recreation Development Fund grant to …




PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Chesterfield County rivals contrast in styles – SCNow

PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Chesterfield County rivals contrast in styles
SCNow
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Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run, troopers seek tips – Cheraw Chronicle

Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run, troopers seek tips
Cheraw Chronicle
A 30-year-old Rock Hill man was killed on S.C. 5 in Lancaster County around 9 a.m. and a 52-year-old Massachusetts man died in a 9:16 p.m. crash on U.S. 301 in Florence County last Friday. … Chesterfield County has had eight highway deaths since Jan. 1.

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