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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 students race toward healthier smiles – Live 5 News


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Darlington County students race toward healthier smiles
Live 5 News
DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – As the Darlington community gets ready for the races over the weekend, the American Dental Association Foundation is using the excitement of NASCAR to encourage children to brush their teeth more. Jeff Gordon's race car and …

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Four month bridge repair in Darlington County starts on Monday – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Four month bridge repair in Darlington County starts on Monday
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – If you're daily commute to work or home includes traveling across the bridge that sits over Black Creek in Darlington, you will need to find another route starting Monday morning. The South Carolina Department of …

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Darlington County man charged with sex crime, incest – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Darlington County man charged with sex crime, incest
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A Darlington County man has been arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges, according to police. Sheriff Wayne Byrd with Darlington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Randie Graham, 61, of Dovesville, …

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Darlington County community deems National Bikers Roundup a success – WMBF


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Darlington County community deems National Bikers Roundup a success
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Darlington County sheriff said the National Bikers Roundup weekend went as well as it could have and he'd even welcome the group back again. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said there were no arrests at the Darlington …
38th National Bikers Round-Up wraps up at Darlington DragwayWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Darlington Police chief sounds off on National Bikers RoundupLive 5 News

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Company eyes $10M investment in Darlington County – SCNow


SCNow
Company eyes $10M investment in Darlington County
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County Council held a first reading on a proposed ordinance for a fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreement between the county and a company that is expected to invest about $10 million in a facility.No action is taken on …




Darlington County Council OKs airport ordinance, delays vote on development … – SCNow


SCNow
Darlington County Council OKs airport ordinance, delays vote on development
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C.Darlington County Council gave final approval Monday to an ordinance providing for the issue and sale of an up to $550,000 airport facilities refunding and improvement revenue bond for equipment and other needs at the Darlington …


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