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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

Other SC sheriffs in trouble – The State


The State
Other SC sheriffs in trouble
The State
In April, Sam Parker of Chesterfield County was found guilty and given two years in prison and three years' probation for letting inmates have unsupervised visits with women and sleeping outside the jail with access to TV and alcohol. He was charged

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Troopers investigating deadly wreck in Marlboro County – WPDE

Troopers investigating deadly wreck in Marlboro County
WPDE
One person has been killed in a one car wreck on US 1 in Marlboro County near the Chesterfield County line, according to SC Highway Patrol. Troopers said the driver of a 2011 Ford Escape ran off the road and hit a tree. The person died from injuries …
Woman dies in crash near CherawCheraw Chronicle

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Tip leads to meth lab bust – Richmond County Daily Journal

Tip leads to meth lab bust
Richmond County Daily Journal
Wilkes was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamines, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines and simple possession of marijuana. A Chesterfield County Detention Center booking report did not specify the amount of her bond.

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Same-sex marriage now legal in Virginia – Daily Press


Daily Press
Same-sex marriage now legal in Virginia
Daily Press
Same-sex marriage is now legal in Virginia for the first time since the stage's inception as a colony more than 400 years ago. It all began in July 2013, when a Norfolk couple — college English instructor Tim Bostic and real estate agent Tony London

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@VNewsSports Girls Basketball Top 5 Poll (Christmas Edition) – Village News Online

@VNewsSports Girls Basketball Top 5 Poll (Christmas Edition)
Village News Online
In their first game of the week on Saturday, they defeated the 6th ranked team in South Carolina, Goose Creek. They did so handily, winning 63-52. Megan Walker had a complete effort with 19 points, eight rebounds and six steals. Jaiden Morris (18

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McBee water bottling facility will break ground in early 2015 – SCNow


SCNow
McBee water bottling facility will break ground in early 2015
SCNow
10 of the Swift Springs site off S.C. 151 in Chesterfield County near McBee, where a projected 200,000-square-foot water bottling facility will draw its natural spring water. The investment by Nestlé is estimated at more than $40 million and is


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