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.
Today, Darlington County may be best known for the Darlington Raceway.
Darlington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 175
Hartsville, SC 29551
Darlington County Historical Commission
204 Hewitt St.
Darlington, SC 29532
Darlington County Courthouse
1 Public Square, Room 210
Darlington, SC 29532
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
Latest South Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Darlington County from the Forum:
South Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Darlington Co., SC Queries – Recent Topics
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.
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.
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.
Seeking any information on family Bible records for Mixon and Brown families in Darlington County from period 1800-1840.
Cities and Towns of Darlington County:
Darlington (County Seat)
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Darlington County First Steps awarded funding for pilot program
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 …
One killed as tractor trailer hits I-20 overpass in Darlington County
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 County
Victim identified in 18-Wheeler crash into Darlington bridge pillar
14 charged in Darlington County bust putting 'bad guys in jail,' sheriff says
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 …
Fourteen in custody after Darlington County arrest sweep
DARLINGTON, S.C. â 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 …
2 die in crash with Darlington County deputy
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
HARTSVILLE, S.C. â Authorities say two people trying to speed away from a Darlington County sheriff's deputy have died after their car struck a bridge and flipped and was then hit by the pursuing cruiser. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said his deputy clocked a …
Darlington officials identify victim, suspect in deadly shooting – WMBFNews …
Two people die Wednesday in Hartsville area police pursuit
SCHP investigating deadly Darlington County crash
Darlington County manhunt leads to arrest
DARLINGTON, S.C. – A Tuesday night manhunt in Darlington County led to the arrest of a suspect wanted for murder. According to the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, Jayvis James Jackson, 20, evaded arrest and ran into a wooded area off of Comanche …
Manhunt ends with 3 murder suspects in custody