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The Piedmont Historical Society, South Carolina

Dedicated to the Preservation and Sharing of Historical and Genealogical Resources and Research

 
The Piedmont Historical Society was founded in 1978 and chartered in 1981 under the laws of the State of South Carolina for the purpose of collecting, preserving and publishing historical and genealogy records of upstate South Carolina and other areas of the state.

 

 
New Research by the Piedmont Historical Society:


Exciting News!  Thanks to the help of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries The Quarterlies are being scanned and will be on line!




 

 

 

We are interested in the these counties,
which comprise the South Carolina Piedmont
Abbeville Anderson Cherokee Chester
Edgefield Fairfield Greenville Greenwood
Laurens McCormick Newberry Oconee
Pickens Spartanburg Union York
 

**Please Note** When South Carolina became a state in 1785, the governmental units were called counties and remained so named until 1800 when the designation “County” was changed to ‘District”. In 1868 the name “District” was changed back to “County”, which name has been in use since then. The name of the governmental area changed at these dates but not its function.

Earlier, alternate designations for this area include
Cambridge District Camden District Craven County Ninety Six District
Pendleton District Pinckney District St. Mark's Parish Washington District

For the era prior to 1785, don't forget to check records filed in Charleston (or Charles Town) as that was the seat of colonial government and the place where legal documents were recorded. Prior to the early 1800's, North Carolina also claimed the northern portion of the South Carolina Piedmont. So, some of the early records will be found in Tryon County and Mecklenburg County as well as the colonial and state records of North Carolina.

 
Piedmont Historical Society Officers
President Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Webmaster & Research
Mark Gillespie
downhomepaints@yahoo.com
Jeanne Lowe Tucker
bonniejlt@gmail
TBD Ted Zajac
ted.zajac@gmail.com

 

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