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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 County case tests SC Stand Your Ground Law – SCNow

Chesterfield County case tests SC Stand Your Ground Law
SCNow
CHESTERFIELD – A man who fatally shot his estranged wife's boyfriend during an altercation last summer will be in court in Chesterfield Tuesday to argue he should be immune from prosecution under South Carolina's Stand Your Ground law.

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Judge says Stand Your Ground doesn’t work in Chesterfield County case – SCNow

Judge says Stand Your Ground doesn't work in Chesterfield County case
SCNow
Circuit Judge Henry James ruled that 58-year-old George Monroe Gaskins is not immune from prosecution under the S.C. Protection of Persons and Property Act and therefore can be tried for murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a …




Flood advisory for Cheraw and Chesterfield Co. after 2+ inches o – WBTW-TV … – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Flood advisory for Cheraw and Chesterfield Co. after 2+ inches o – WBTW-TV
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
… 17 Bypass and SC 544, according to Santee Cooper. CHERAW, S.C. – The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in… Chesterfield County including the city of …




Educators learn about energy sources – Cheraw Chronicle

Educators learn about energy sources
Cheraw Chronicle
PINOPOLIS — This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in energy-industry fields to three Chesterfield County educators, as part of the 29th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center. “I was surprised at the

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Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office – Cheraw Chronicle

Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
Cheraw Chronicle
Rocquell Latrice Chislom, 24, of 3423 Monroe Road, Jefferson, was charged with speeding and having no S.C. driver's license. • Daisy Teara Fredrick, 19, of 127 Hooks Lane, Cheraw, was charged with malicious injury to personal property more than $2,000 …




Judge: ‘Stand your ground’ doesn’t apply in case – WSAV-TV

Judge: 'Stand your ground' doesn't apply in case
WSAV-TV
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) – A judge has ruled that a Chesterfield County man charged with shooting another man cannot use the state's "stand your ground" law as a defense. The Morning News of Florence reports (http://bit.ly/1l65yXC ) that Circuit Judge …

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