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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

SC woman charged with taking $20K from county job – The State


Boston Herald
SC woman charged with taking $20K from county job
The State
DARLINGTON, S.C. — A South Carolina woman faces charges of cashing more than $20,000 worth of checks issued to a Darlington County economic development group. The State Law Enforcement Division said Friday it arrested 26-year-old Dana Howell …
2 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis confirmed in SC; Horry & Darlington WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Florence woman charged with fraudWMBF
Woman arrested for taking more than $20000 from jobWPDE

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SC Troopers respond to crash in Darlington County – WMBF

SC Troopers respond to crash in Darlington County
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina State Troopers have responded to a crash in Darlington County near the race track. The crash was reported at 6 p.m. Monday, according to the Highway Patrol website. The accident happened on …
2 crashes reported near Darlington RacewayWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

all 6 news articles »




Tommy Edwards to again serve as Darlington County interim administrator – SCNow

Tommy Edwards to again serve as Darlington County interim administrator
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Former Florence City Manager and former Florence County Administrator Tommy Edwards will make a repeat appearance as interim county administrator for Darlington County effective as of Thursday. Darlington County Council voted …




3 arrested after home invasion reported in Darlington County – WMBF

3 arrested after home invasion reported in Darlington County
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Three people have been arrested after two men allegedly forced their way into a Darlington County home and threatened the residents with violence, according to officials. Darlington County Sheriff's Office deputies …

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Child taken from home after Darlington County meth bust, sheriff says – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Child taken from home after Darlington County meth bust, sheriff says
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County Sheriff's Office charged a 26-year-old couple after authorities found meth materials at their house where a child also lives on Wednesday, the sheriff said. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon when …

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3rd Annual Community Rice Festival comes to Darlington County on August 30th … – Myhartsvilletoday.com

3rd Annual Community Rice Festival comes to Darlington County on August 30th
Myhartsvilletoday.com
Robert Williams (SC House District 62), Connell Delaine (Darlington County School District Board Member), Rev. Calvin Daniels (President/CEO of New Vision CDC and Senior Pastor of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Society Hill Mayor, and many …


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