South Carolina History & Facts
Chesterfield County, South Carolina Facts
When was Chesterfield County, SC Created?
Chesterfield County was established on 1798 from Cheraws District (was originally formed in 1785, but was part of the Cheraws District until 1800).
What counties are adjacent to Chesterfield County, SC?
Bordering counties are Anson County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Marlboro County, Darlington County, Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Union County, NC.
Chesterfield County, SC Vital Records
Where can find Chesterfield County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Chesterfield County vital records can be found at the South Carolina Department of Health has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Carolina for current fees and application process.
Chesterfield County Health Department has birth and death records from January 01, 1915. Marriage records prior to 1950 are available from the Probate Court office. Divorce records since April 1949 are available from the County Clerk’s office. There were no South Carolina birth or Death “certificates” before January 01, 1915
You can search online for Chesterfield County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for South Carolina Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Chesterfield County, SC Census Records
What Chesterfield County, SC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Chesterfield Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Chesterfield Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Chesterfield Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Chesterfield Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.
Chesterfield County, SC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Chesterfield County Courthouse?
- Chesterfield County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 200 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709
- Chesterfield County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 843-623-2376
- Marriage Records: 1911
- Probate Records: 1865
- Chesterfield County Clerk of Court / Register of Deeds
- Phone: 843-623-2574
- Land Records: 1861
- Court Records: 1823
- Divorce Records:since April 1949
Chesterfield County, SC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Chesterfield County, SC?
A list of Chesterfield County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.
- South Carolina Genealogical Society Chesterfield District Chapter, Post Office Box 167, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 ; (843) 623-2244
- Historical Society of Chesterfield County, PO Box 291, Chesterfield, SC 29709
- Chesterfield County Historic Preservation Commission, 230 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520; (843) 537-3387; (843) 623-2984
- Historic Cheraw Inc, 230 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520
- USGenWeb Archives for Chesterfield County (usgwarchives.net)
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road; Columbia, SC 29223-4905; Tel: (803) 896-6100
- South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, PO Box 11469; Columbia, South Carolina 29211; Voice: (803) 734-8666
- South Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 16355, Greenville, SC 29606
- South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting Street, Charleston 29401
- South Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies Guide
Where can I connect with other Chesterfield County, SC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- South Carolina State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Chesterfield County, South Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Chesterfield County
- Chesterfield County, South Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Chesterfield County, SC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Chesterfield County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.