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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

Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County teams announced – SCNow

Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County teams announced
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SOCIETY HILL, S.C. – Dance pairs for the second annual Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County were announced Wednesday night during a reveal party held at the Beasley Farm in Society Hill. Former S.C. Gov. David Beasley and Mary Wood Beasley …

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Four Darlington County men charged with attempted murder – SCNow


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Four Darlington County men charged with attempted murder
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Three Hartsville men and a Darlington County man face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery, the Darlington Police Department said Friday afternoon, stemming from a shooting that occurred the night of Oct. 19. Dandriques …

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Henson faces challengers in Darlington County School District 1 race – SCNow


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Henson faces challengers in Darlington County School District 1 race
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Tom Henson of Darlington is finishing up his second term on the Darlington County Board of Education. He is facing challenges from retired public school teacher William Heitsman of Darlington and from former Darlington County …

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Additional arrest made in Darlington County Foxy Video bust – SCNow


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Additional arrest made in Darlington County Foxy Video bust
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DARLINGTON, S.C. — In the wake of Tuesday's arrests centered around Foxy Video on US 52 just outside Darlington deputies have made an additional arrest and are looking for a third suspect. Amy Marie Strickland, 37, of 155 S. Homestead Drive, Florence, …

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Thieves in Escalade smash into Dollar General in Darlington Coun – WBTW-TV … – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Thieves in Escalade smash into Dollar General in Darlington Coun – WBTW-TV
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW)- Darlington County Deputies responded to a robbery at the Dollar General off Highway 340 and Hoffmeyer Road in Darlington County early Monday morning. Deputies say while doing a patrol of businesses in the area, …

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UPDATED: Five arrested after Darlington County shooting – SCNow


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UPDATED: Five arrested after Darlington County shooting
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Three men are charged in the case of a Friday shooting that left five people injured, and law enforcement seeks a fourth suspect. The Darlington County Sheriff's Office said the shooting was the result of a “drug deal gone badly.”.
One person killed after truck runs off road in Darlington CountyWMBF
One person killed in Darlington County wreckWPDE

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