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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

News Related to Hampton County, SC

“darlington county” sc – Google News

Darlington County First Steps awarded funding for pilot program – SCNow

Darlington County First Steps awarded funding for pilot program
SCNow
Darlington County First Steps is one of four agencies across the state selected to lead the new program, called Community Support for Young Parents. The program is a collaborative partnership that includes Children's Trust of South Carolina, the South …




Darlington County Advisory Committee offers accommodations tax allocation plan – SCNow

Darlington County Advisory Committee offers accommodations tax allocation plan
SCNow
Those are the Lamar Egg Scramble Jamboree, which requested $10,500; the Society Hill Catfish Festival, which requested $3,000; the Pilot Club of Darlington for the S.C. Sweet Potato Festival, which requested $4,000; and the Darlington County Cultural …




One killed as tractor trailer hits I-20 overpass in Darlington County – WPDE

One killed as tractor trailer hits I-20 overpass in Darlington County
WPDE
A tractor-trailer hit a bridge pillar on Interstate 20, eastbound at mile-marker 131, in Darlington County just after 8 a.m. Monday. The driver of the tractor-trailer was killed, according to Corporal Sonny Collins, with the South Carolina Highway
One person dies in I-20 wreck in Darlington CountySCNow
Victim identified in 18-Wheeler crash into Darlington bridge pillarWCBD

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Fourteen in custody after Darlington County arrest sweep – SCNow

Fourteen in custody after Darlington County arrest sweep
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Fourteen people were taken into custody Wednesday morning as part of a joint operation conducted in Darlington County by county, state and federal law enforcement agents. A total of 40 arrest warrants were executed during the …

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Slideshow: PHOTOS: 2 killed in Darlington County Police pursuit – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Slideshow: PHOTOS: 2 killed in Darlington County Police pursuit
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd tells News13 the deputy clocked the car going 70 mph in a 35 zone and attempted to pull over the driver. The car went around a curve, out of the deputy's site. The car crashed into Black Creek Bridge and overturned.

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14 charged in Darlington County bust putting ‘bad guys in jail,’ sheriff says – WSPA.com

14 charged in Darlington County bust putting 'bad guys in jail,' sheriff says
WSPA.com
Agencies involved in the operation were Darlington County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals Fugitive Task force, Darlington County Drug Enforcement Unit, and SC Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole. According to the sheriff, those arrested are

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