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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Fire rips through Chesterfield Feed and Seed – WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach …
CHESTERFIELD, SC (WMBF) – Fire crews in Chesterfield County have extinguished the flames that erupted in the Chesterfield Feed and Seed Friday afternoon. The store is located on South Page Street in Chesterfield. Town of Chesterfield Fire Chief Michael …
Marlboro County, former Chesterfield County Sheriffs named in wrongful …
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
He was indicted and will be tried by the SC Attorney General's Office, which stated in its complaint, that Parker used money set aside for the CCSO, for his own personal gain and furnished items to inmates during his capacity as Chesterfield County …
Another SC Sheriff Busted
Sheriffs staring down corruption charges is obviously nothing new in South Carolina â¦ Last spring Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was indicted in the wake of an inmate labor scandal. In June 2012, Saluda County Sheriff James Booth lost his job …
Williamsburg County sheriff indicted on fraud
Williamsburg County Sheriff indicted, suspended on fraud charge
Prosecutors: Williamsburg County sheriff indicted, accused of creating false …
FRIDAY CLOSINGS: Winter weather announcements for the Pee Dee
Chesterfield County School District: Closed Friday. all after-school activities and sports cancelled. The Cheraw at … Cedar Fall Missionary Baptist Church in Blenheim, SC has postponed the Birthday Rally for Saturday, February 15, 2014. Date will be …
SLED: Officer-involved shootings increase in S.C.
The Times and Democrat
In January, a patient at a Chesterfield County psychiatric treatment center was killed by a probation officer after attacking a psychologist.The shootings are still under investigation. Police shootings expert Alpert said that statement was reckless …
York County officer-involved shooting is state's 9th in 2014
Makeup days might melt away for schools
âIn rural S.C., we're just not equipped, and it's not their (students' and teachers') fault we don't have snow plows or equipment to deal with snow. History would tell you most of the kids won't … As schools were dismissing early Tuesday, with the …