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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 deputies release composite sketch of ‘sexual predator’ – WMBF


WMBF
Darlington County deputies release composite sketch of 'sexual predator'
WMBF
On May 20, 2015 around 6:30 p.m. the Darlington County Sheriff's Office responded to Bo Bo Newsome Hwy/Hwy151 between Shaw Dr. and Fourteenth St. in the Hartsville area of Darlington County where a victim, whom is a minor, was sexually assaulted.

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Robinson Nuclear plant in Darlington county gives away bikes to Pee Dee children – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Robinson Nuclear plant in Darlington county gives away bikes to Pee Dee children
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – Duke Energy's Robinson Nuclear plant employees raised more than $16,000, enough to purchase 150 bicycles and helmets, for children in Darlington, Chesterfield and Lee counties. Several children received the …

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Darlington County Coroner called to scene after toy doll mistaken for dead baby – WMBF

Darlington County Coroner called to scene after toy doll mistaken for dead baby
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Darlington County Coroner, Todd Hardee commended first responders after a toy doll was mistaken for a dead baby in Hartsville. According to Hardee, he was asked to respond to what was reported as a dead baby left …




Law enforcement, search crews continue search for missing Darlington man – WMBF


WMBF
Law enforcement, search crews continue search for missing Darlington man
WMBF
Representatives from the CUE Center for Missing Persons are also assisting with the search. According to DCSO officials, the search continued in the Society Hill area at the Darlington County Airport, Monday morning. Officials say they are using a

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Darlington County approves accommodations tax allocations – SCNow

Darlington County approves accommodations tax allocations
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County Council approved Monday allocations totaling $60,000 for the upcoming fiscal year in state accommodations tax funding for a number of organizations. The allocations were based on recommendations from the …




$28K drug bust goes down in Darlington County – WMBF


WMBF
$28K drug bust goes down in Darlington County
WMBF
Monday, May 11, the Darlington County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized approximately 10 ounces of crack cocaine, 7.7 grams of marijuana, and cash, said Darlington County officials.
Man arrested after guns, drugs and cash seized during Darlington County SCNow
Florence man had child in car during $28000 crack bust, sheriff saysWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Two large drug busts made after traffic stops in Darlington CountyWPDE

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