Monday, July 3rd, 2018 Meeting
Laura Holden, Anderson County Library's Head of Genealogy and Local History, will present
"Advanced Genealogy Research: Court and Government Documents."
Location: Senior Solutions, 3420 Clemson Boulevard (aka Cinema Boulevard)
(Behind Red Lobster & next to Social Security Administration) Anderson, SC 29621 864-225-3370
Meeting: 7:00 PM Meal: 6:30 PM

Notice: Volume 10 of Anderson County Cemeteries is now available.
It includes records for Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum 2006-2015 and Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Cost is $25.00.  See Publications - 2018


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Old Anderson County Courthouse

Erected 1898 and Twice Renovated

Photo by: Philip Cheney



Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named for Revolutionary War general Robert Anderson (1741-1812). This region was occupied by the Cherokee Indians until 1777, when it was ceded by treaty to the state. Part of the "Indian Land" became Pendleton District (also called Washington District at one time.) The area was given its present name in 1826, when Pendleton District was split into Anderson and Pickens. Most of the early settlers of this area were Scotch-Irish farmers who moved south from Pennsylvania and Virginia in the eighteenth century. The oldest town in the county is Pendleton, which was founded around 1790; it became a popular summer resort for low country planters in the nineteenth century. Some famous residents of Anderson County were United States senator and governor Olin D. Johnston (1896-1965), business leader Charles E. Daniel (1895-1964), and composer Lily Strickland (1884-1958). 

(Submitted by: SC State Library / Mary Morgan, 31-Mar-2008)