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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

Accident blocks traffic on I-20 in Darlington County – WMBF

Accident blocks traffic on I-20 in Darlington County
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Both lanes of I-20 have reopened after a serious crash caused them to close Friday. Sheriff Wayne Byrd sent the update in a tweet about 6:12 p.m.. Traffic was at a standstill as emergency responders worked to clear an …

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Suspect shot, killed during burglary in Darlington Co. – WMBF

Suspect shot, killed during burglary in Darlington Co.
WMBF
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A burglary in the Mechanicsville community of Darlington early Friday morning has left one suspect dead and victims injured, according to Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd. A second suspect has been captured.
Suspect killed, 3 injured in SC home invasionThe State
Burglary suspect, family dog killed in Mechanicsville robberySCNow
Sheriff: Man killed, others injured in SC burglaryFort Mills Times

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Former Darlington County administrative assistant charged with theft of funds – SCNow


Boston Herald
Former Darlington County administrative assistant charged with theft of funds
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – A former employee of the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership was arrested Friday in connection with funds missing from the partnership's account. Dana Elizabeth Howell, 26, is charged with breach of trust with …
Darlington County employee arrested in connection with missing fundsWBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
SC woman charged with taking $20K from county jobWIS
2 confirmed cases of equine disease found in Darlington, Horry countiesWMBF
ABC NEWS 4
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Darlington County Sheriff’s Office searches for missing man – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Darlington County Sheriff's Office searches for missing man
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
He is possibly driving a red-in-color 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 4-door truck with SC tag KLB156. Byrd says Andrews could be suffering from a mental condition. Anyone with information on Andrews' location is asked to call deputies at 843-398-4920.

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Rice Festival in Darlington County – SCNow

Rice Festival in Darlington County
SCNow
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington County hosted the third annual community rice festival on Saturday. The event paid homage to South Carolina's history of rice production, with a small museum and over 50 …




SC Troopers respond to crash in Darlington County – WMBF

SC Troopers respond to crash in Darlington County
WMBF
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 …
Darlington sheriff's office arrests two for cocaine distributionSCNow

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