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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Amber Alert issued for Chesterfield County teen
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — The Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert Saturday for a 14-year-old girl. According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, 14-year-old Alexis Ann Deas was last seen at New Heights Middle …
Law enforcement search for missing Chesterfield County teen
Amber Alert: Missing 14-year-old girl in Chesterfield Co.
AMBER Alert Issued For Missing Chesterfield Teen
Baby girl abandoned in bathroom stall in Chesterfield County, S.C.
S.C. authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a newborn girl who was left in a bathroom stall on Tuesday at the Chesterfield County Health Department. âWhile this does not appear to qualify under Daniel's Law for lawful surrender of …
Police: Newborn abandoned in bathroom stall of health department
DSS: Newborn left at health department could be placed up for adoption
Search is on for parents of baby abandoned in Chesterfield
Three charged in fatal South Carolina gunfight
Marlboro County investigators said they received vital information about the case from Chesterfield County deputies and Cheraw police. That information led to the discovery of two witnesses, a cellphone that will be held as evidence and the recovery of …
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Schaeffler Group North America expanding South Carolina operations in 3 …
The Times and Democrat
The company currently operates three plants in Chesterfield County, one of which is located at 170 Calvary Lane in Cheraw, S.C. The company's other two Chesterfield County plants are located on the same site at 301 Highway 1 South in Cheraw, S.C. …
Schaeffler Group to add 440 jobs, invest $164M in York, Chesterfield …
Schaeffler adding 440 jobs in SC
Company to create 112 jobs in Fort Mill
Abandoned Chesterfield baby sparks interest in adoption
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW)-Chesterfield county authorities say a mother abandoned her two or three day old baby in a bathroom at the county's health department just a few weeks ago. The case sparked a great deal of people wanting to adopt all over the …
School delays and closings reported because of chance of freezing rain
Chesterfield County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday for students and staff. Darlington County Darlington County School District will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 14 due to anticipated inclement weather. All staff and …
School delays and closings for Wednesday due to freezing rain threat