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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

Former Funeral Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Breach Of Trust – WLTX.com


WLTX.com
Former Funeral Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Breach Of Trust
WLTX.com
SC DCA launched an investigation into the allegations in 2011, working with the Chesterfield County 4th Circuit Solicitor's Office and the Cheraw Police Department. That investigation uncovered proof Norton sold preneed funeral contracts without a

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High court may take Norfolk same-sex marriage case – The Virginian-Pilot


The Virginian-Pilot
High court may take Norfolk same-sex marriage case
The Virginian-Pilot
In that event, similar gay-marriage bans in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia – which are also part of the 4th Circuit – are likely to fall as well. Court watchers are divided on which, if any, of the five cases are most likely to

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Man dies while driving on I-20 in Darlington County – WBTW-TV: News, Weather … – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Man dies while driving on I-20 in Darlington County – WBTW-TV: News, Weather
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Funeral services were held Sunday for Clemson University student Tucker Hipps.More than a thousand people gathered at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley to remember the 19-year-old."I really think Tucker had an understanding that his spiritual walk …

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2 charged in Walmart meth bust – Richmond County Daily Journal

2 charged in Walmart meth bust
Richmond County Daily Journal
Chesterfield County sheriff's Cpl. Robert J. White was inside the Walmart Supercenter on S.C. 9 in Cheraw when he noticed another customer, 31-year-old Brandon Lee Sasser of Loris, walking in circles and pacing from one side of the store to the other

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Jury seated in Williamsburg County sheriff’s credit fraud case – The State


The State
Jury seated in Williamsburg County sheriff's credit fraud case
The State
COLUMBIA, SC — A jury was seated Monday in the federal fraud trial of suspended Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson, the state's seventh sheriff to face criminal charges in the past four years. Eight women and four men will hear the identity

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Deputies: 14 gaming machines seized – Richmond County Daily Journal

Deputies: 14 gaming machines seized
Richmond County Daily Journal
Randall Hill | Myrtle Beach Sun-News/MCTPatrons play video gaming machines in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Both North and South Carolina have passed numerous laws banning video poker and Internet sweepstakes, though game manufacturers …


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