Monday, March 4th, 2019 Meeting

Whitney Ellis, Interpretive Guide and Sales Manager at Visit Anderson,
will share information about the
Landmark Conference (SC State History Conference)
that will be held in Anderson on April 11-13.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Location: Senior Solutions, 3420 Clemson Boulevard (aka Cinema Boulevard)
(Behind Red Lobster) Anderson, SC 29621 864-225-3370
Meeting: 7:00 PM      Meal: 6:30 PM

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Anderson, SC 29625
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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)

2019 Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society EXPO
Hartwell, Georgia

March 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2019 Anderson Genealogical Society EXPO
Anderson, SC

April 06, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
More information to come

47th Annual South Carolina Genealogical Society Workshop
July 12-13, 2019
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC
Information   -   Registration Form

NEW     Origins of Anderson Streets Names Project      NEW
Click Here

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

3-Ring Binder Recipe Book from ACGS now available 
Cost is $20.00. (+ $6.50 shipping and handling if mailed)
Click HERE for details and an order form.

NOTE: We now have the information from the Tolley Funeral Home
available for viewing only in the Research Center.