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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” sc – Google News

14 indicted in Darlington County food stamp fraud case – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
14 indicted in Darlington County food stamp fraud case
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the Darlington Grand Jury has returned indictments against fourteen Darlington County residents. All are charged with one count of Fraudulent Acquisition or Use of Food …
14 from Darlington County indicted on food stamp fraud chargesWPDE
Darlington County residents face food stamp fraud chargesSCNow

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Pittsburgh man dies retrieving luggage off I-20 in Darlington County – SCNow


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Pittsburgh man dies retrieving luggage off I-20 in Darlington County
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. — A Pittsburgh man traveling with his family through Darlington County on Friday afternoon was struck and killed by a passing motorist on I-20, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee. While the Pittsburgh family was …
Pittsburgh man struck and killed by vehicle in Darlington CountyWMBF
Man dies on I-20 in Darlington while retrieving fallen luggageWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Five men arrested and charged in connection to Darlington Co. fa – wistv.com WIS

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Darlington woman charged with murder in Thursday shooting death – SCNow


SCNow
Darlington woman charged with murder in Thursday shooting death
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. — A Darlington County woman has been charged with one count of murder after her live-in boyfriend was shot and killed early Thursday morning. Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee identified the victim as Frederick Gray, 54, …
DCSO: Woman turns self in after shooting, killing man in Darlington CountyWMBF

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Third suspect charged after deadly shooting in Darlington County – WPDE


WPDE
Third suspect charged after deadly shooting in Darlington County
WPDE
Three people have been charged in connection with a deadly shooting that took place around 1:30 a.m. Monday on Santee River Drive in Darlington County, according to the Darlington County Sheriff's Office. Laquawn Tiyon Hicks, 22, of the Florence area
3rd suspect in deadly Darlington County shooting turns himself inWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Darlington man dies from shootingSCNow

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2 men arrested, 2 wanted in connection to Darlington County burglaries – WMBF


WMBF
2 men arrested, 2 wanted in connection to Darlington County burglaries
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Bond was denied Friday to a Lamar man, who was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of group burglaries that occurred on June 19. The Darlington County Sheriff's Office also has warrants out for two …
Darlington woman's bond set at $150000 in shooting death of boyfriendSCNow

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2 killed in Darlington County crash involving tractor-trailer – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
2 killed in Darlington County crash involving tractor-trailer
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY (WBTW) – Darlington County deputies say two people died in a crash Tuesday night, and the identity of those victims has now been released. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck happened around 7:20 p.m. at …
Man and woman killed in crash between car and 18-wheeler in Darlington CountyWPDE
Former Darlington County jail director joins Hartville PoliceSCNow
Coroner identifies 2 people killed in crash involving 18-wheeler near HartsvilleWMBF
Hilton Head Island Packet
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