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United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Darlington County

Coordinates: 34.33°0′N 79.96°0′W / 34.33°N 79.96°W / 34.33; -79.96

Darlington County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Darlington County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1798
County Seat Darlington
Courthouse

Contents

Quick Dates

Darlington County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915  1911  1915  1800  1806  1791 

County Courthouse

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Darlington County Courthouse
1100 Courthouse Square
Darlington, SC 29532

Darlington County Probate Court
1 Public Square, 2nd Floor, Room 208
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 834-398-4310
Marriage and probate records

Darlington County Clerk of Court
1 Public Square, Room B-4
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843-398-4330
Court records and register of deeds.

Historical Facts

According to tradition, Darlington County, South Carolina is named after the English town of Darlington, England whose town center is shown here.
Tradition indicates that the Darlington County was named after the town of Darlington in Durham County, England. Other possible sources of the name include Colonel Darlington of the Revolutionary War.[1] In 1736 and 1737, two large land grants along the Pee Dee River were set aside to attract Welsh Baptists from Delaware to settle in the region. A large percentage of present day Darlington County lie within the limits of these two large land grants.[2] Learn more about the history of Darlington County from the South Carolina State Library or from Carolana.com.

Parent County/Boundary Changes

  • 1785 - Thirty-three counties were created within existing South Carolina Districts. Darlington County was created within Cheraws District.
  • 1800 - Darlington was re-christened a district and Cheraws District was abolished.
  • 1868 - Darlington and all other districts became counties.
  • 1888 - Florence created from Clarendon, Darlington, Marion, and Williamsburg Counties.
  • 1889 - Darlington gained from Florence County.
  • 1898 - Lee created from Darlington, Kershaw, and Sumter Counties.
  • 1899 - Lee County abolished when the creation act was declared unconstitutional.
  • 1902 - Lee recreated from Darlington, Kershaw, and Sumter Counties.

For more information as well as maps of Darlington County through time, see the South Carolina State Archives or South Carolina County Maps and Atlases.

County Seat

The county seat of Darlington County is Darlington.

County Pronunciation

Hear it spoken.[3]

Record Loss

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A courthouse fire on 19 March 1806 destroyed most of Darlington County's records with the exception of early probate files; this fire also destroyed the early records of the Cheraw Judicial District. The negligence of a local district ordinary also resulted in the subsequent destruction of a portion of loose probate papers.[4]

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png South Carolina African Americans

Known plantations South Carolina Plantations:

  • Elysian Fields
  • Hartsville
  • Kalmia - Hartsville
  • Oaklyn - Darlington
  • Plumfield - Darlington
  • Poor Buckra Cut
  • Skufful Farm - Mont Clare

Cemeteries

There are more than # burial grounds in the county. To view a list, see Darlington County, South Carolina Cemeteries. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 7,631
1810 9,047 18.6%
1820 10,949 21.0%
1830 13,728 25.4%
1840 14,822 8.0%
1850 16,830 13.5%
1860 20,361 21.0%
1870 26,243 28.9%
1880 34,485 31.4%
1890 29,134 −15.5%
1900 32,388 11.2%
1910 36,027 11.2%
1920 39,126 8.6%
1930 41,427 5.9%
1940 45,198 9.1%
1950 50,016 10.7%
1960 52,928 5.8%
1970 53,442 1.0%
1980 62,717 17.4%
1990 61,851 −1.4%
2000 67,394 9.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Darlington County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Darlington County, SC census assignments, including links to transcribed files [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1800
  • Ham, Rembert V. 1800 Darlington District, South Carolina Census. Jacksonville, Fla.: R.V. and Mrs. Ham, 1974. FHL Collection 975.766 X2h 1800 
1810
  • Foxworth, W.K. 1810 Darlington District, South Carolina Census. 1997. FHL Collection 975.766 X2d 1810
1820
  • Foxworth, W.K. 1820 Darlington District, South Carolina Census. 1997. FHL Collection 975.766 X2d 1820
1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for South Carolina are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL Collection 1024517 - 1024518.

Published abstract:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL Collection 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. [Includes this county.]
1830
  • Foxworth, W.K. 1830 Darlington District, South Carolina Census. 1997. FHL Collection 975.766 X2d 1830
1840
  • Foxworth, W.K. 1840 Darlington District, South Carolina Census. 1998. FHL Collection 975.766 X2d 1840 
1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, 1841. FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840; FHL Collection 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See South Carolina, Darlington District on page 143.]
1850
  • Altman, Peggy B. 1850 Census of Darlington County, South Carolina. FHL Collection 975.766 X2c 1850
  • Rudisill, Horace Fraser. 1850 Occupational Census of Darlington County, South Carolina. Darlington, S.C.: Darlington County Historical Commission, 2000?. FHL Collection 975.766 X2rh 1850
1860
  • Rudisill, Horace Fraser. 1860 Census of Darlington District, South Carolina. Hemingway, S.C.: Three Rivers Historical Society (South Carolina), n.d. FHL Collection 975.766 X2r 1860
1870
  • Hewitt, Janet Dean. 1870 Census of Darlington County. Florence, S.C.: J. Hewitt, 2001. FHL Collection 975.766 X2hj 1870
1880
  • Darlington County Historical Commission. 1880 Census Index of Darlington District, South Carolina. FHL Collection 975.766 X22c 1880 
  • Hewitt, Janet Dean. 1880 Census, Darlington County. 2 vols. 2000. FHL Collection 975.766 X2hj 1880 v. 1
1900
  • Foxworth, W.K. and Janet Dean Hewitt. 1900 Census, Darlington County. 2 vols. FHL Collection 975.766 X2f 1900 v. 1 

Church

Church of England (Anglican, Episcopal)

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Methodist

The following Darlington County church records have been indexed on the International Genealogical Index:[5]

Church Baptisms Batch Marriages Batch
Methodist Church Lynch's Creek Circuit x x 1876-1882 M526371
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Darlington
  • Hartsville
  • Society Hill

Court

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Darlington County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.

Genealogy

More than 45 genealogies have been published about Darlington County families. To view a list, visit Darlington County, South Carolina Genealogy.

Land

Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see South Carolina Land and Property.

Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart show where you may best expect to find land records for Darlington County:

Tracing Land Currently in Darlington County with Parent Counties and Districts [6]
Date Government Office  
1868-Present Darlington County
1806-1868 Darlington Distict
1800-1806 Darlington District Records Burned
1785-1800 Darlington County Records Burned
1769-1785 Cheraws District
1719-1769 Charleston District
1710-1719 Proprietary Land Grants
Deeds

Some early deeds have been lost. Surviving records, which are kept at the county courthouse, begin in the year 1806. The years 1806 to 1869 have been microfilmed: FHL Collection.

Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification.  All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

Local Histories

  • Gregg, Alexander.  History of the Old Cheraws : Containing an Account of the Aborigines of the Pedee, the First White Settlements, their Subsequent Progress, Civil Changes, the Struggle of the Revolution, and the Growth of the Country Afterward, Extending from About A.D. 1730 to 1810 with Notices of Families and Sketches of Individuals   (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967 ), 629 pages. Book at FHL 975.7 F2g 1967
  • Ervin, Eliza Cowan. Darlingtoniana : A History of People, Places and Events in Darlington County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, South Carolina : Reprint Co., 1997, c1964), 507 pages. Book found at FHL 975.766 H2e 1997 and Other Libraries

Maps

Military

General
  • "Twenty-ninth regiment divisions, 1834," Darlington Flag, Spring 2000, Volume 12, Issue 2. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Capt. John Hitchcock co. muster roll, 1759-60," Darlington Flag Summer 1994, Volume 6, Issue 3. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Lide's Co. expedition to Ft. Prince George, 1759," Darlington Flag, Spring 1994, Volume 6, Issue 2.Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Militia roll, 1847," Darlington Flag, Summer 1991, Volume 3, Issue 3.Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Militia muster roll, 1847," Darlington Flag, Spring 1991, Volume 3, Issue 2. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
French and Indian War
  • "Weaver's co. to Ft. Prin. Geo.," Darlington Flag Spring 1995, Volume 7, Issue 2. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, South Carolina, Darlington County, p. 184. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  • "Capt. Bigham's Co., muster roll, 1812," Three Rivers Chronicle, March 1996, Volume 17, Issue 1. Three Rivers Historical Society : Hemingway, SC.
  • "Muster roll, 1812," Darlington Flag, Winter 1991, Volume 3, Issue 1. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "War of 1812 muster roll, Darlington dist.," Darlington Flag, Fall 1990, Volume 2, Issue 4. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "War of 1812 muster roll, Darlington dist.," Darlington Flag, Summer 1990, Volume 2, Issue 3. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "War of 1812 muster roll, Darlington dist.," Darlington Flag, Spring 1990, Volume 2, Issue 2. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "War of 1812 muster roll, Darlington dist.," Darlington Flag, Winter 1990, Volume 2, Issue 1. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Militia records of war of 1812," South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Winter 1985, Volume 13, Issue 1. Brent Holcomb : Columbia, SC. FHL Collection Book 975.7 B2sc.
Revolutionary War
  • "Militia petition, 1792," Darlington Flag, Spring 1999, Volume 11, Issue 2. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Geo. King claim, 1837," Darlington Flag, Summer 1998, Volume 10, Issue 3. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
  • "Tories hanged in 1779," Darlington Flag, Spring 1993, Volume 5, Issue 2. Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Hartsville, SC.
Civil War

Civil War service men from Darlington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were formed in Darlington County or from many of its men.

- 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Butler's) (1st Regulars)
- Company A - (also called Company B and Beauregard Artillery)
- 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)
- Company D - ((also known as Pee Dee Rifles ), (also known Abbeville Volunteers) - Roster on pages 31-33 [7]
- Company B - (also know as Darlington Guards) - Roster
- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
- Company A (also known as the Boykin Mounted Rangers and Hampton Scouts)
- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Artillery
- Company D
- 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion)
- Company C (also known as the Wilson Light Artillery, Culpepper's Light Artillery and Culpeper Battery)
- Company E (also known as the Yeadon Light Artillery)
- 4th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops
- Company E
- 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's)
- Company A (may have been known as Charleston Light Dragoons)
- Company E
- 5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company A
-6th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Byrd's)
- Company B
- 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)
- Company H
- Company I
- 7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry ,
- Company A
- Company H
- 7th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Ward's)
- Company A - Roster
- Company E
- 8th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry,
- Company A
- Company E
- Company F
- Company L
- Company M
-9th Battalion, South Carolina infantry (Smith's) (Pee Dee Legion)
- Company D
- Company F
- 9th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry,
- Company G
- 14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry,
- Company A
- 18th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry,
- Company I
-21st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company B



  • Brunson, Joseph Woods. Pee Dee Light Artillery of Maxcy Gregg's (Later Samuel McGowan's) Brigade, First South Carolina Volunteers (infantry) C. S. A., a Historical Sketch and Roster (University, Alabama : Confederate Pub., c1983), 60 pages. Includes rosters of the three Pee Dee infantry companies (from Darlington, Horry and Marion counties) which were supported by the Pee Dee artillery. The battery was officially Company D of the 1st South Carolina regiment. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2bjr and Other Libraries.
  • South Carolina Genealogical Society. Old Darlington District Chapter. War Between the States Veterans (Hartsville, South Carolina : Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2002), 293 pages. Photographs, priviate and personal information on Civil War veterans. In addition to today's Darlington County, the District also included parts of today's Florence and Lee counties. Neighboring counties are also represented. Book found at FHL 975.766 M2w and Other Libraries.

Newspapers

Historic

The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Darlington County, South Carolina on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.

Current

Periodicals

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:

  • Darlington Flag
  • South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

Probate

Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”[8] Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has  microfilms or typescripts of wills, inventories, bills of sale, power of attorneys, bonds, notes, administrations, judgments, and sales records. They have placed Will Transcriptions for 1782 to 1855 online. Index searchable by name and the image is available.

Estate, Wills and Letters of Administration, 1791-1895; index, 1791-1905. Darlington County, South Carolina. Darlington Couty, South Carolina, Judge of Probate. FHL Film 317564

Taxation

Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.

Published abstracts
  • [1783-1787] General Tax Collection List, Parish of St. David, 1783-1787, Darlington Flag, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 2008).
  • [1801] Tax Executions, 1801, Darlington Flag, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Fall 2001).
  • [1803] Tax Executions List of Sundry Persons, 1803, Darlington Flag, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Summer 2001).
  • [1814] Tax Executions, 1814, Darlington Flag, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Winter 2002).
  • [1821] Tax Executions, 1821, Darlington Flag, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Spring 2001).
  • [1823] Tax List, 1823, M, Darlington Flag, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Spring 1996).
  • [1824] Tax Returns, 1824, Darlington, Darlington Flag, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 1994).
  • [1824] Darlington Tax Returns, 1824, Darlington Flag, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Fall 2001).
  • [1847] Tax Executions, 1847, Darlington Flag, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 2002).
  • [1857-1860] Tax Executions, 1857-1860, Darlington Flag, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Summer 2003).
  • [1861-1863] Darlington Tax Executions, 1861-1863, Darlington Flag, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Fall 2003).

The Soldier's Board of Relief levied an annual tax which was used for the relief of families of soldiers who had volunteered in the service of South Carolina or the Confederacy. Published abstracts:

  • [1863-1864] Confederate Tax Returns, 1863-1864, Darlington Flag, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Fall 2005); Vol. 18, No. 1 (Winter 2006); Vol. 18, No. 2 (Spring 2006); Vol. 18, No. 3 (Summer 2006); Vol. 18, No. 4 (Fall 2006); Vol. 19, No. 1 (Winter 2007); Vol. 19, No. 2 (Spring 2007)
  • [1863-1864] Woods, Samuel Alexander, Horace W. Rudisill, and Walter DuBose Woods. Papers of the Soldiers' Board of Relief, Darlington District, 1863-1864. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 197-. FHL Film 1294118.
  • [1865] Freemen, Darlington Tax List, 1865, Darlington Flag, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 2002).
  • [1864-1865] Freedman Returns, 1865, Darlington Flag, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 1995); Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 1995); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer 1995); Vol. 7, No. 4 (Fall 1995); Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter 1996).
  • List of Forfeited Lands During Reconstruction, Darlington Flag, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter 2001).
  • Letters for Tax Relief to Board of Equalization, Darlington Flag, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter 2001).

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, and death records were not recorded by South Carolina until the 1900s, thus leaving a lack of vital records. Substitute records, when available, are used to obtain this information. These substitute records including newspapers, court records have been added to this section, when applicable.

Birth

State-wide birth registration began in 1915.  For a copy of a birth from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health.  The Darlington County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Marriage

In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination. Not all churches recorded these marriages and some have not survived. See South Carolina Vital Records for more information.

The Darlington County probate court holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the South Carolina Division of Vital Records has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.

Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.  See South Carolina Newspapers.

Marriages and Marriage Substitutes - Indexes and Records

  • Extracts from Darlington, South Carolina Newspapers by Robert M. DeFee [9] FHL Collection WorldCat - Index
  • 1851-1861 - Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Flag: Miscellaneous Issues from 1851-1861 by Robert M. DeFee [10] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1860-1876 - Extracts from Darlington, South Carolina Newspapers: the Civil War and Reconstruction by Robert M. Defee and John L. Andress, Jr. [11] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1877-1879 - Genealogical Extracts from the Pee Dee Watchman, 1877-1878 & the Darlington News, 1878-1879 by Robert M. DeFee [12] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1885-1889 - Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington News, 1885-1889 by Robert M. DeFee [13] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1890-1894 - Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Herald, July 16, 1890 through November 2, 1894 by Robert M. DeFee [14] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1890-1895 - Deaths and Marriages from the Darlington News, 1890-1895 [15] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1911-1950 - Darlington County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses,1911-1950 [16] FHL Collection - records only
  • 1941-1973 - Darlington County, South Carolina Marriage Registers, 1941-1973 [17] FHL Collection - index and records
  • There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in  some counties of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.
Death

State-wide death registration began in 1915.  For a copy of the death certificates from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health. The Darlington County Health Department only has copies for deaths occurring in the last 5 years.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records

  • Extracts from Darlington, South Carolina Newspapers by Robert M. DeFee [18] FHL Collection WorldCat - Index
  • 1851-1861 - Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Flag: Miscellaneous Issues from 1851-1861 by Robert M. DeFee [19] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1860-1876 - Extracts from Darlington, South Carolina Newspapers: the Civil War and Reconstruction by Robert M. Defee and John L. Andress, Jr. [20] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1877-1879 - Genealogical Extracts from the Pee Dee Watchman, 1877-1878 & the Darlington News, 1878-1879 by Robert M. DeFee [21] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1885-1889 - Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington News, 1885-1889 by Robert M. DeFee [22] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1890-1894 - Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Herald, July 16, 1890 through November 2, 1894 by Robert M. DeFee [23] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1890-1895 - Deaths and Marriages from the Darlington News, 1890-1895 [24] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1914-1960 - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.


Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Darlington County Library System
The Darlington County Library System operates four branches with the administration offices located in Darlington.

  • Darlington Library 
    Address:
    204 N. Main St.
    Darlington, SC 29532
    Phone: (843) 398-4940
    Fax: (843) 398-4942
    Hours: Monday -Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm

  • Hartsville Library 
    Address
    :
    147 W. College Ave.
    Hartsville, SC 29550
    Phone: (843) 332-5115
    Fax: (843) 332-7071
    Hours: Monday -Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm 

  • Lamar Library 
    Address:
    103 East Main St.
    Lamar, SC 29069
    Phone: (843) 326-5524
    Fax: (843) 326-7302
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm, Friday - 10 am - 5 pm,Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

  • Society Hill Library
    Address:
    473 S. Main St.
    Society Hill, SC 29593
    Phone: (843) 378-0026
    Fax: (843) 378-0026
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 12:00 - 2:30pm - 3pm 8pm, Friday 12:00 - 2:30pm - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage 

Old Darlington Chapter SCGS
P.O. Box 175
Hartsville SC 29551-1075

Darlington County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 175
Hartsville SC 29551
Source: Society Hill

Darlington County Historical Commission
204 Hewitt Street
Darlington SC 29532
843-398-4710
Contact: DCHC1968J@Juno.com

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Darlington County, South Carolina

References

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  2. "Darlington County" (http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/darlington_county_sc.html : accessed 21 April 2011).
  3. Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).
  4. "South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses" in FamilyHistory101.com at http://www.familyhistory101.com/southcarolina.html#extinct (accessed 10 May 2011).
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  7. Joseph Woods Brunson, Pee Dee Light Artillery of Maxcy Gregg's (later Samuel McGowan's) Brigade, First South Carolina Volunteers (infantry) C. S. A., a Historical Sketch and Roster : to Which has Been Added the Rosters of the Three Pee Dee infantry companies (from Darlington, Horry and Marion counties) which were supported by the Pee Dee artillery, (University, Alabama : Confederate Pub., c1983), 60 pages. Includes company rosters.
  8. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."
  9. DeFee, Robert M., Extracts from Darlington, SC Newspapers, [South Carolina]: R.M. DeFee, c2004.
  10. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Flag: Miscellaneous Issues from 1851-1861, Hartsville, SC: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2000.
  11. Defee, Robert M. and John L. Andrews, Jr., Extracts from Darlington, South Carolina Newspapers: the Civil War and Reconstruction, [Hartsville, SC]: Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, c2004-c2005.
  12. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Pee Dee Watchman, 1877-1878 & the Darlington News, 1878-1879, [Hartsville, TN]: South Carolina Genealogical Society. Old Darlington District Chapter, c2002.
  13. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington News, 1885-1889, [Hartsville, SC]: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2001,
  14. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Herald, July 16, 1890 through November 2, 1894, Hartsville, SC: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2000.
  15. DeFee, Robert M., Deaths and marriages from the Darlington news, 1890-1895, Hartsville, SC: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c1999.
  16. Darlington County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses,1911-1950, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003.
  17. Darlington County, South Carolina marriage registers, 1941-1973, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003.
  18. DeFee, Robert M., Extracts from Darlington, SC Newspapers, [South Carolina]: R.M. DeFee, c2004.
  19. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Flag: Miscellaneous Issues from 1851-1861, Hartsville, SC: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2000.
  20. Defee, Robert M. and John L. Andrews, Jr., Extracts from Darlington, South Carolina Newspapers: the Civil War and Reconstruction, [Hartsville, SC]: Old Darlington District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, c2004-c2005.
  21. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Pee Dee Watchman, 1877-1878 & the Darlington News, 1878-1879, [Hartsville, TN]: South Carolina Genealogical Society. Old Darlington District Chapter, c2002.
  22. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington News, 1885-1889, [Hartsville, SC]: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2001,
  23. DeFee, Robert M., Genealogical Extracts from the Darlington Herald, July 16, 1890 through November 2, 1894, Hartsville, SC: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c2000.
  24. DeFee, Robert M., Deaths and marriages from the Darlington news, 1890-1895, Hartsville, SC: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, c1999.