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Darlington County Genealogy




Darlington County was formed in 1785 from the old Cheraws District. Darlington County may have been named for Darlington, England, but it’s unknown for certain. Florence and Lee County were formed from parts of Darlington County in 1888 and 1902 respectively. Cotton was an important early agricultural product. The area was not settled until around the 1730s when the first land grants are recorded.

A more detailed report of the history of Darlington County, South Carolina is available here.

Today, Darlington County may be best known for the Darlington Raceway.

Darlington County SCGenweb site

Old Darlington District Genealogy Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society

Darlington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 175
Hartsville, SC 29551

Darlington County Historical Commission
204 Hewitt St.
Darlington, SC 29532

Darlington County, SC website

Darlington County Courthouse
1 Public Square, Room 210
County Courthouse
Darlington, SC 29532

Census

1800 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number

1810 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number

1820 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number

1830 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number

1860 Federal Census Images Directory opens to listing of image files by page number

1860 Federal Census – Largest Slaveholders transcription also has 1870 African American surname matches

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Darlington County

Query Forums

Darlington County, SC Forum for Queries

Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Darlington County from the Forum:

South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Darlington Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics

JoeAnn57 on “African American Family Darlington SC”

Looking for Members of the family of Sallie Ross aka, Sallie Charles, and aka, Sallie Samuels she died in the 1930′s. Had several sons and one daughter.




Norma Gorman Wright on “SEALES and SHADDOCK Families of Darlington Co. SC”

Please contact me at Norma852Wr@aol.com if you are interested in the SEALES or SHADDOCK names. My grandmother, Lucy Shaddock (1875-1967) was descended from
those families. They were in Alabama and in Arkansas.




samuelchesse on “Tennison Cheshire died 1804″

Does anyone have any info about Tennison Chesser/cheshire who died in darlington dist in 1804 intestate? I believe he had 5 children, ( Tennison, William, John,James and mary) but no mention of a wife. His inventory was read at the Back Swamp Baptist church by James Coleman, Minister, who also married Tennison Chesser to Martha House/ Hause about 1812. Is this the Tennison who was court martialed in 1778 and discharged from the 1st regt. of the South Carolina Line? He enlisted in 1775 in Charlston as a foot soldier.




rmixon on “Darlington County, Bible Records”

Seeking any information on family Bible records for Mixon and Brown families in Darlington County from period 1800-1840.


Darlington County, SC at genforum

Cities and Towns of Darlington County:

Cypress Crossroads
Darlington (County Seat)
Hartsville
Lamar
Lydia
Oats
Society Hill

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“darlington county” sc – Google News

Darlington County students get laptops, iPads to ‘better access the world’ – WMBF


WMBF
Darlington County students get laptops, iPads to 'better access the world'
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Darlington County students received laptops and tablets as part of an initiative to give the children better access to the world. Friday was the fourth day district staff passed out laptops this week at Darlington High
Darlington students get laptopsSCNow

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Darlington County Coroner releases victim’s name in deadly DUI crash – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WMBF
Darlington County Coroner releases victim's name in deadly DUI crash
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash in Darlington County. Sergeant Bob Beres says Kevin Horton, 26, of McBee, was driving a Ford F-150 west on Old Camden Road. Beres says Horton …
Passenger dies in Darlington County crashSCNow
DUI accident claims one lifeWMBF
One dead after vehicle wreck in Darlington CountyWPDE

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Darlington teen crossing highway struck, killed Tuesday morning – SCNow


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Darlington teen crossing highway struck, killed Tuesday morning
SCNow
The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Syracuse Street, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol, which is near the Burger King in Darlington. Hough was crossing the highway when she was hit by a
Counselors on-site at Darlington County schools after teen student struck Live 5 News
Teen struck and killed by two cars while crossing Highway 52WPDE
Darlington teen dies after being struck by 18-wheeler and mini-vanWSPA.com
WLTX.com -Hilton Head Island Packet
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Law enforcement seeking missing Darlington County teen – SCNow


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Law enforcement seeking missing Darlington County teen
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County Sheriff's Office asked Monday for the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old from Darlington. Shanna D. Mikell of Oleander Driver was last seen “driving her guardian's vehicle, which is a silver 2012
Darlington County officials search for missing teenWMBF
Authorities need help finding missing Darlington teenWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

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Third-grader threatens students with BB gun in Darlington County – WMBF


WMBF
Third-grader threatens students with BB gun in Darlington County
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A third-grader threatened students at a bus stop Friday morning in Darlington County with an empty BB gun, said Audrey Childers, Darlington County Schools public information officer. No one was hurt. The student is …
Darlington third grader threatens students with BB gunSCNow

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Darlington County Sheriff’s Office continues search for missing teen – SCNow


SCNow
Darlington County Sheriff's Office continues search for missing teen
SCNow
Darlington County is working with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Byrd said, to follow some leads in the case. When Mikell went missing, it was reported she had connections in Georgia and in Aiken, South Carolina. No other information had been

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