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:
South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Chesterfield Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics
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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Lee named new Chesterfield County Sheriff
Cheraw native Robert Ira Lee, 47, was sworn in as Sheriff of Chesterfield County by Chesterfield County Fourth Circuit Judge Paul Burch at noon, Friday, April 19, at the Chesterfield County Courthouse. Lee's appointment by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley …
Strong storms hit Anson-Richmond area
The storms developed about 3 a.m. in Anson and Stanly counties. The area expanded into Chesterfield County, S.C., on the south, and into Montgomery and Randolph counties to the north. By daybreak, the heaviest rain was falling from Pageland, S.C., …
Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office – arrests for April 25, 2013
Reginald Thomas, 44, of 121 Knowlandale Drive, Starr, S.C., was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of more than one drivers license, and failure to change address. â¢ Julie Locklear Brayboy, 35, of 2534 Openview Drive, Hamer, S.C., was …
Fourth arrest in connection with Florence night club assault
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – A South Carolina state lawmaker has been arrested again for driving under the influence. According to our CBS affiliate WLTX, Rep. Ted Vick (D) of Chesterfield County was arrested. COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – A South Carolina state …
NC unemployment falls to 8.9%, SC at 8% in April
Charlotte Business Journal
Following are the April unemployment rates posted for S.C. counties in the Charlotte region: 11.2 percent in Chester County, down from 12.2 percent in March; 9.8 percent in Chesterfield County, down from 10.6 percent; 9.6 percent in Lancaster County …
Company News for May 20
Richmond Times Dispatch
MBP, a construction consulting firm with offices in Chesterfield County, will assist the Commonwealth of Virginia with construction inspection services of the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center on Leigh Street in Richmond. Henrico County …