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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 kids get special delivery – WMBF

Darlington County kids get special delivery
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Darlington County kids got quite the surprise when deputies delivered toys to the Hartsville Department of Social Services. The toys were donated by employees of the sheriff's office, Detention Division, County …




Darlington County administrator candidate turns down job offer – SCNow

Darlington County administrator candidate turns down job offer
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The five-month search to find a new Darlington County administrator will persist after the candidate offered the position, Jon Caime, turned down the offer. In an email to the county council Thursday afternoon, Caime praised the …




Darlington County Planning Commission ponders possible solar farms – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Darlington County Planning Commission ponders possible solar farms
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC – If you're familiar with Darlington County then you know that's no shortage of land. Acres and acres of farm land all part of a billion dollar industry statewide, but with possible untapped potential. "You've seen it a whole lot

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Darlington County to offer Caime job as administrator – SCNow

Darlington County to offer Caime job as administrator
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – A close vote by Darlington County Council on Tuesday means Jon Caime, county administrator of Hart County, Georgia, will be offered the position of Darlington County Administrator. Council voted 4-3 with one abstention to offer Caime …




Darlington County teacher’s assistant charged with assault on student – SCNow


SCNow
Darlington County teacher's assistant charged with assault on student
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – A 44-year-old teacher's assistant at Darlington Middle School was arrested Wednesday after the Darlington County Sheriff's Office and charged her with third degree assault and battery of a student. Betty Swindler of Florence was …

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Darlington County teacher’s assistant assaults student, sheriff says – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Darlington County teacher's assistant assaults student, sheriff says
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON, S.C. – A Darlington County School District teaching assistant was charged with assault and battery after an incident with a student at school last week, officials said. The Darlington County Sheriff's Office on made the arrest Wednesday of

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