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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Chesterfield Sheriff Takes the Stand
Chesterfield, SC (WLTX) The trial against former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker continued Wednesday with Parker taking the stand to testify. Parker was indicted on eight counts last year after he was accused of pocketing county money and …
Guilty on all counts for suspended Chesterfield County sheriff
Former SC sheriff found guilty in corruption trial
Inmate tells of parties, visits from girlfriend, wife
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.
Jury selection slow in SC sheriff's trial
Chesterfield County Sheriff Accused of Overstepping His Legal Duties
SC sheriff's trial has colleagues watching
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 County school bus involved in accident
A van struck a Chesterfield County School District bus Tuesday morning at the intersection of SC 9 and SC 102 in the town Chesterfield. The driver of the school bus, Thomas Jay Powe, of Cheraw, was attempting to make a left turn when the van …
Trial starts Monday for former Chesterfield County Sheriff
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
The trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker on misconduct in office charges is set to begin Monday. Parker who is charged with four counts of misconduct in office and two counts of furnishing contraband to inmates. Each charge carries a …
Jury set to deliberate in public corruption trial in Chesterfield County
South Carolina Deputy Attorney General Solicitor Heather Weiss told jurors Parker ignored the the SC Department Of Corrections contract and guidelines for housing inmates at state prisons. She said Parker knew it was wrong to allow inmates to shoot …