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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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1 killed, 2 injured after car flips in South Carolina, troopers say – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
1 killed, 2 injured after car flips in South Carolina, troopers say
WSOC Charlotte
One person was killed and two people were injured in the crash around 8 a.m. on Highway 151 near Jefferson, South Carolina. Officials said a North Carolina family was returning from the beach when they lost control of their car in Chesterfield County
High Point woman injured in fatal SC wreckmyfox8.com

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Officials ID woman who died in Chesterfield Co crash – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Officials ID woman who died in Chesterfield Co crash
WSOC Charlotte
A woman died in a wreck on S.C. Highway 151 near Mount Calvary Church Saturday, officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. A 2002 Acura SUV carrying three adults and three children was traveling south in Pageland at about 5 p.m. when the …

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Store clerk, mother of 3, shot in head during robbery in SC – myfox8.com


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Store clerk, mother of 3, shot in head during robbery in SC
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — A mother of three is in critical condition after being shot in the head by a robber while working at a convenience store in Chesterfield County Sunday night. Pageland Police Chief Larry Brown told WSOC the shooting …
Police chief: Store clerk, mother, shot in head during robberyWSOC Charlotte
SC store clerk shot in head during Pageland robberyThe Herald
Female clerk shot during robbery after reaching for phoneCharlotte Observer
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21-year-old Charlotte woman killed in SC crash – Charlotte Observer


WMBF
21-year-old Charlotte woman killed in SC crash
Charlotte Observer
A Charlotte woman was killed and two other women injured in a crash Monday morning in Chesterfield County, S.C., officials said. The accident happened about 8 a.m. on S.C. 151 near Jefferson. Investigators with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said
21-year-old Charlotte woman killed in Chesterfield Co. crashWMBF

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SC family honors fallen soldier with scholarship – WBTV

SC family honors fallen soldier with scholarship
WBTV
The legacy of a fallen soldier from Chesterfield County lives on thanks to a scholarship in his name. Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks was killed when his helicopter went down in Afghanistan in 2003. "When we lost him, Memorial Day took on a whole different




Son’s death in Iraq leaves Charles City man with pain and pride – Richmond.com


Richmond.com
Son's death in Iraq leaves Charles City man with pain and pride
Richmond.com
The graduate of Chesterfield County's Manchester High School is among the roughly 6,850 Americans killed in combat since 9/11. People around the country will gather for ceremonies today honoring those lives and others lost in the nation's previous wars.


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