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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

Darlington County planning sets rules for renewable energy development – WMBF


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Darlington County planning sets rules for renewable energy development
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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Darlington County Planning Commission is proposing an ordinance to county council after hearing interest from solar brokers and landowners about developing a greener Darlington County. The Renewable Energy …

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Hartsville woman dies, two hurt in Darlington County wreck – SCNow


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Hartsville woman dies, two hurt in Darlington County wreck
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HARTSVILLE, S.C. — A Hartsville woman died and two people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of S.C. 151 and Old Camden Road. Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee identified the deceased as Thelma Feagin, 63 …
SC Highway Patrol reports fatal accident in Darlington CountyWMBF
Hartsville woman dies in collision with tractor-trailer in Darlington CountyWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Driver killed after crash with commercial truck in HartsvilleWPDE

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Four-year-old dies in Darlington County wreck – SCNow


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Four-year-old dies in Darlington County wreck
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The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) said a 2004 GMC SUV was traveling north on U.S. 15 near Leavensworth Road at 8:15 a.m., when it ran off the right side of the road, overturned and struck a pole. The SCHP said Ard “was restrained, but possibly not …
4-year-old boy killed in Darlington County crashWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Child killed in single-vehicle accident in Darlington CountyWMBF
4-year-old killed in car crash off U.S. 15 in Darlington CountyWPDE

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NWS: EF0 tornado touched down in Darlington County – WMBF


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NWS: EF0 tornado touched down in Darlington County
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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Officials with the National Weather Service believe an EF0 tornado touched down in certain points of Darlington County Sunday night, based on their initial survey. The storm hit Lamar at around 6:30 p.m. with an …




NWS: Small tornado touched down in Darlington County Sunday – WPDE


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NWS: Small tornado touched down in Darlington County Sunday
WPDE
Officials with the NWS were in Darlington County on Monday observing damage from the storm. The damage was all contained within a six-mile radius off of East Lynches River Road and crews with the South Carolina Department of Transportation spent …
Tornado confirmed after homes, barns damaged in Darlington CountyWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Trees, power lines down in Darlington CountyWMBF
Officials confirm damage in Darlington County caused by tornadoSCNow
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Darlington County to consolidate several schools – WMBF


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Darlington County to consolidate several schools
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LAMAR, SC (WMBF) – For two schools less than a mile apart, the gap between some parents and the school district couldn't be any larger right now. “It's just like we don't matter,” said Thomasena Davis, a longtime Lamar resident and member of the
Darlington County School Board merges two Lamar schools, moves anotherSCNow

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