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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Former Chesterfield County Sheriff now SC inmate 00359618
Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is now listed on the South Carolina Department of Corrections' (SCDC) website as inmate number 00359618. A jury convicted Parker last Thursday on charges of Misconduct In Office, Embezzlement and …
SC deputies arrest nearly 50 in cockfighting bust
Roosters seized from cockfight ring could be euthanized
Nearly 50 arrested, 140+ chickens rescued from SC cockfighting b – FOX …
Former SC sheriff found guilty in corruption trial
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. â The former sheriff of Chesterfield County has been found guilty after prosecutors accused him of giving away guns from his department without filing proper paperwork and allowing untrained people to act as deputies. The jury in …
Guilty on all counts for suspended Chesterfield County sheriff
Deputies charge 46 people in cockfighting bust in Chesterfield County
Deputies charged 46 people in a cockfighting bust Saturday afternoon on Highway 145 in McBee, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Robert Lee. Officers seized 132 chickens, Lee said. The suspects are from all over the state and North Carolina and …
Chesterfield County sheriff's trial has colleagues watching
Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is one of seven sheriffs of South Carolina's 46 counties to face charges or criminal investigations in the past four years. Privately, sheriffs have grumbled that their behavior has been scrutinized too closely.
Chesterfield County Sheriff Accused of Overstepping His Legal Duties
SC sheriff's trial has colleagues watching
Sheriff accused of corruption goes to trial
Inmate testifies he received special treatment in former SC sheriff trial
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTV) – Jurors in Chesterfield County heard eyebrow raising testimony from one of the inmates at the center of former Sheriff Sam Parker's corruption trial, Thursday. Parker is accused is giving Mike Lee and another inmate …
Chesterfield Sheriff Takes the Stand
Chesterfield, SC (WLTX) The trial against former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker continued today with Parker taking the stand to testify. Loadingâ¦ Post to Facebook. Chesterfield Sheriff Takes the Stand on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1j3r8Wp.