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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SC woman charged with taking $20K from county job
DARLINGTON, S.C. â 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 …
Florence woman charged with fraud
Woman arrested for taking more than $20000 from job
SC Troopers respond to crash in Darlington County
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 Raceway
Tommy Edwards to again serve as Darlington County interim administrator
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
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) â 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 …
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 …
3rd Annual Community Rice Festival comes to Darlington County on August 30th …
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 …