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South Carolina, Chesterfield County, Original Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951
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Chesterfield, South Carolina, 
United States
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Location of Chesterfield County, South Carolina
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage
Collection years 1911-1951
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South Carolina Department of Archives and History


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This collection contains an index of original marriage licenses from Chesterfield County, South Carolina for the years 1911 to 1951.

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