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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:

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Pennsylvania man named manager of Chesterfield County bottling plant – SCNow


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Pennsylvania man named manager of Chesterfield County bottling plant
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The plant, a 200,000-square foot facility, will draw natural spring water from the Swift Springs site, located off S.C. 151 in Chesterfield County. Nestlé announced plans to build the facility last year. Strowe will oversee the factory's 40 to 50




Body of missing man found in Chesterfield County – WMBF


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Body of missing man found in Chesterfield County
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The body of a missing man has been found in Chesterfield County. Chesterfield County Coroner confirmed the body of Joseph Arant was found Thursday night in the state forest off Hwy 145. Arant, 39, was from …

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Deputies searching for missing man after truck, wallet found in SC – WIS


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Deputies searching for missing man after truck, wallet found in SC
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Deputies in Chesterfield County are searching and asking for the public's help to locate a missing man from Jefferson, South Carolina. Joseph Arant, 39, was last seen around Hwy 145 South and Hartsville Ruby Road/109 South. Deputies said they found his …
Search continues for missing man after truck, wallet found in Ch – WMBFNews WMBF

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Motorcyclist killed in Chesterfield Co. crash ID’d – WIS


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Motorcyclist killed in Chesterfield Co. crash ID'd
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A man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Chesterfield County late Monday night, officials say. Highway patrol says 46-year-old Randy Gainey was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson around 10 p.m. on Wilkes Chapel Church Road when the motorcycle ran off …

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Sex offender arrested, shocked with Taser – Your Daily Journal … – Richmond County Daily Journal

Sex offender arrested, shocked with Taser – Your Daily Journal
Richmond County Daily Journal
PATRICK, S.C. — A sex offender wanted for failing to register was jailed this week after allegedly exposing himself to his grandmother. Chesterfield County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Crowley Dixon Lane on Monday evening to investigate an




Three dozen SC lawmakers avoid taking stand on removing Confederate flag – Charleston Post Courier


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Three dozen SC lawmakers avoid taking stand on removing Confederate flag
Charleston Post Courier
R- Anderson County; Don L. Wells, R-Aiken County; W. Brian White, R- Anderson County; William R. “Bill” Whitmire, R-Oconee County; and Richard L. “Richie” Yow, R- Chesterfield County. The “no response” members from the Senate are: Thomas D. “Tom” …

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