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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

Chesterfield Co. deputy arrested for filing false police report – WBTV

Chesterfield Co. deputy arrested for filing false police report
WBTV
A former Chesterfield County deputy was arrested by SLED agents in South Carolina for filing a false police report, investigators say. Dana Orrin Wallace, 48, is charged with one count of filing a false police report of a misdemeanor violation

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Man charged with emailing child porn – Richmond County Daily Journal

Man charged with emailing child porn
Richmond County Daily Journal
George Walter Krauss, 76, of Cheraw, was recently arrested for the second time in 17 months on child porn charges, according to a release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. Krauss has been charged with 11 counts involving the sexual exploitation




Nestle Waters North America eyes McBee site for $40 million plant – SCNow

Nestle Waters North America eyes McBee site for $40 million plant
SCNow
MCBEE, S.C. — During an informational open house on Thursday, Chesterfield County citizens learned about Nestlé Waters North America and possible plans to build a bottled water plant near the town of McBee. “Chesterfield County is a leading candidate …




State agents arrest Chesterfield County deputy – Richmond County Daily Journal

State agents arrest Chesterfield County deputy
Richmond County Daily Journal
CHERAW, S.C. — Another Chesterfield County sheriff's deputy has been arrested, bringing the total number of arrests within the sheriff's office since March 2013 up to four. Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested Dana Orrin …
Chesterfield County Sheriff's DepartmentCheraw Chronicle

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Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office – Cheraw Chronicle

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
Cheraw Chronicle
James Perry Curry Jr., 31, of 2143 S.C. 102, Chesterfield, was charged with driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamines. • Christopher Brent Laney, 30, of 513 East Main St., Ruby, was charged with …




Setting the stage for development – Charlotte Post

Setting the stage for development
Charlotte Post
The lure of a Lamborghini first brought Gus Schad to North Carolina. It was the mid-1980s and he was living in Long Island, where he owned a successful wholesale nursery along with several real estate ventures. A friend of his, who knew he was looking


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