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***** UPDATE *****

The Carolyn Duncan Research Center will remain closed through the end of September, 2020.


Out of caution for our members, our Research Center volunteers, and the general public,
we have decided to keep the Research Center closed through the end of August.

We are willing to open by appointment only starting in September.  You will need to email us at least seven (7) days prior to your desired meeting date.  Please include the family names you are researching.  Someone will get back to you to see if we can accomodate your request.

Also, all regular monthly meetings and presentations are cancelled for the remainder of the year.
If conditions change, we may schedule a meeting and presentation later in the year.

Check back here for toward the end of August for any schedule updates.


If you have research questions we can help with, email us at


and someone will get back you to see how we can help your research from home.

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The Carolyn Duncan
Research Center
Located in the
Arts Center Warehouse
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625
Tues-Thrs - 10am-4pm
Sat - 10am-2pm

By Appointment
NOTE: If you are coming from
out of town, please call 4 to 5 days
ahead of time so that we will
have some one at the
Research Center on the
the day you plan to arrive.

Call 864.540.8300


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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)

NOTE: We have a limited number of the SCGS Herald (43 Years) on USB drives ($25) and blank SCGS 8 Gb USB drives ($10) available in the Research Center.  Come visit the Center and pick a couple up while you are there.

Origins of Anderson Streets Names Project
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 for Sale

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.
Disclaimer: This Genealogy Page links to many Genealogy Projects that may be using "historically correct words" that some individuals may consider to be offensive.