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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

SC trooper hurt during checkpoint in Darlington County – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
SC trooper hurt during checkpoint in Darlington County
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC – A South Carolina Highway Patrol officer had to go to the hospital after a leg injury he received during a checkpoint in Darlington County on Sunday night. The incident began when the SCHP was conducting a license checkpoint …

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Darlington County Detention Center finds new revenue stream – e-cigs for inmates – The State


The State
Darlington County Detention Center finds new revenue stream – e-cigs for inmates
The State
DARLINGTON, SC — Robert Thomas has been a smoker for many years. So when he got arrested and placed in the Darlington County Detention Center a few months ago, he worried about withdrawals from nicotine. But he soon found out he wouldn't have …

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5 people shot in ‘drug deal gone badly,’ Darlington Sheriff says – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
5 people shot in 'drug deal gone badly,' Darlington Sheriff says
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON, SC (Press Release) – On September 26, 2014, the Darlington County Sheriff's Office was notified of a shooting at around 1:30 a.m. that took place at the 600 block of Turner Dr. Florence, SC in the Palmetto area of Darlington County.

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Man dies while driving on I-20 in Darlington County – WBTW-TV: News, Weather … – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC


WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Man dies while driving on I-20 in Darlington County – WBTW-TV: News, Weather
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) -. A man involved in a fatal incident on Thursday afternoon in Darlington County died from natural causes before any roadway incident, said Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee. According to the Highway Patrol's …

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Darlington school bus carrying 31 students crashes into mobile home – The State


The State
Darlington school bus carrying 31 students crashes into mobile home
The State
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC — A Darlington County School District bus, which was carrying 31 students, crashed into an abandoned mobile home Monday morning, according to the Darlington County Sheriff's Office. The school bus was the only vehicle …
Driver charged after SC school bus carrying 31 students crashes into mobile homeRock Hill Herald (press release)
SCHP: School bus crashes into mobile home after driver falls asleepWIS
Six people hospitalized after bus rolls over in Darlington CountySCNow
WYFF Greenville
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Wright named Darlington County’s Teacher of the Year – SCNow


SCNow
Wright named Darlington County's Teacher of the Year
SCNow
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Dozens of Darlington County School District teachers, administrators and staff members filled tables inside the Lawton Park Pavilion on Wednesday evening, to enjoy dinner and hear who would be named the district's 2014 Teacher of …


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