Monday, April 2nd, 2018 Meeting (Event)
ACGS Members will tour the historic Rainey House on Boulevard in Anderson.
Anderson University President Evans Whitaker will lead the tour of this prestigious property which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and was recently purchased by Anderson University.
NOTE: You must preregister with Dot Trupin,  This is limited to the first 40 Members that sign up.
(Due to limited parking, we will meet at the Visit Anderson parking lot that Monday at 6: 45PM and carpool from there)
 Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Notice: Volume 10 of Anderson County Cemeteries is now available. It picks up where Volume 9 left off and brings the records up through 2015.  It also includes records for 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)