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“The Murder of John “Sugar “Babe” Young in 1907” FROM BETTY JEAN DILL AND JAMES L. REID


Greenville County Mountaineer Invented The Turbine in The 1800s PDF File
From Betty Jean Dill and James L. Reid


Early SC Marriage and Other From the Leonardo Andrea Files  PDF File

Four Generations Picture for Moses West Lancaster PDF File
Family Group Sheets by Betty Jean Dill
Note: This file is under "Surname Studies"


Newspaper articles from Dr. James Reid Note these can Be found under "Records", "Local History"

South Carolina Widows Dangerous in 1773; Maiden Ladies Strike Back PDF File

First Reunion in 57 Years for Bailey Siblings of Union County, SC PDF File

Holden Family Reunion (1940) in Spartanburg County, SC. PDF File

Historical note in 1945 on Cannon’s Camp Ground Methodist Church in Spartanburg County, SC (and a recipe). PDF File

An issue of a Spartanburg Newspaper Uncovered in 1940 PDF File

L.E.Pettit Celebrates 81st Birthday in 1940 PDF File


Family Bible Record of Nathaniel Vise (1773-1839) of Spartanburg District, SC and Other Related Vise and Poole Records PDF File

Contributed by Mrs. Lorene Fisher
22 Goose Trail
Taylors, SC, 29687-5510
Note: This file is under "Records" and "Bible"


Working notes on Thomas and Floyd families of Spartanburg County, SC PDF File

These notes were recieved years ago by Dr. James Reid
Note: This file is under "Surname Studies"


The Bechtler Coins and the Rutherford County, NC Gold Rush. PDF File

"Stories of the Stones," the 2011 Rose Hill cemetery tour, will be Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Yorkville Historical Society, the tour takes place at the circa-1829 cemetery, 229 E. Liberty St., downtown York. Tickets are $5. For more info or email . Click Here for the Ad!

"Servicemen Buried in the Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery" is new in Volume XXIV, No. 3 August 2010 of the Quarterly.  It can be found in the "Records", "Cemeteries" section of the site or can reached directly by clicking here

PRESS RELEASE-click here for details - Meet Dr. Eric Emerson, Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History - 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2010 The Montgomery Room, Burwell Building Wofford College

"Image of Stone marked in 1567, Found in Spartanburg County, SC, Its Description, And Interpretation" is in the "Records", "Local History" section of the website but can be reached directly by clicking here.

"The Poole, Pettit, White, Stone Ledger" was reported in the February 2010 Quarterly.  A report with the images is available in the "Records", "Bible" section of the website but can be reached directly by clicking here

"The Ironworks on Lawson's Fork" by Jim S. Brooks with appendices and endnotes is in the "Records", "Local History" section of the website but can be reached directly by clicking here.

The Spartanburg History Hub - An association of all of the Spartanburg County Groups associated with the history of the area.  For details about the this new hub please click here.



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