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The Piedmont Historical Society, South Carolina

Dedicated to the Preservation and Sharing of Historical and Genealogical Resources and Research

 
The Piedmont Historical Society was founded in 1978 and chartered in 1981 under the laws of the State of South Carolina for the purpose of collecting, preserving and publishing historical and genealogy records of upstate South Carolina and other areas of the state.

 

Meeting Schedule

MAY MEETING:

Date & Time: May 14 at 7:00pm
Place: Hoechst-Celenase Room in the Main Library in downtown Spartanburg
Speaker: Julius Dargan, Spartanburg History Association
Topic: "Dr A.B. Moore, His Descendants and Their Slaves"
Many in the group will be familiar with the life of Dr Moore, who may been Spartanburg's first college-educated physician. Julius will present information on succeeding generations of his branch of the Moore family.


JUNE MEETING:

Date & Time: June 11 at 7:00pm
Place: Hoechst-Celanese Room in the Main Library in downtown Spartanburg
Speaker: Ron Swain, Volunteer Chapman Cultural Center
Topic: "Maps Alive; Part 4" Conclusion of this very informative series will take us up to the War Between the States. Along with the interesting geography we have heard exciting history where many of our ancestors were an active part of the story.

JULY: NO MEETING


AUGUST MEETING:
 
Date & Time: August 13 at 7:00pm
Place: Hoechst-Celanese Room in the Main Library in downtown Spartanburg
Speaker: Jeanne Lowe Tucker
Topic: "History of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Established 1850" This will include the interesting facts about their early beginnings, stories of some of the people involved, and their struggles in hard times. This month the Church is 165 years old. In all that time they had only 33 Senior Pastors. One of them was my first cousin.

New!!

A Bragg Line -  A report provided by a faithful member of the Piedmont Historical Society, Dr. Dan Olds, a retired Physics Professor from Wofford College. This will be permanently listed in the "Surname Studies" tab.

 

Michael Gaffney Documentation: A newspaper article provided by Dr. James Reid and an estate file provided by Betty Jean Dill.

 

John B. Easterwood  - This is a Family study done by Betty Jean Dill with the support of the PHS.  This Easterwood family was found in several of the family studies conducted by the PHS and this study completes the picture.  This study will be at the "Surname Studies" tab.

 

Mr. Tim Linder, President of Linder Family Association, suggested that the Piedmont Historical Society reprint from the Winter 2013-2014 issue of the Linder Quarterly pages that pertain to Spartanburg County, SC. He granted permission to post those pages on this website. Readers who would like to know more about the Linder Family Association, which has over 300 members across the country, and about the Linder Quarterly may contact:

Tim Linder, President
tdlinder@windstream.net


Bonnie Dailey, Editor
bonniedailey@sbcglobal.net


The Piedmont Historical Society hereby thanks the Spartanburg County Public Libraries for permission to post on this website the picture of 1884 Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg. This image is from the digital collection of Spartanburg County Public Libraries. A copy of this image (and of others in the collection) can be obtained by contacting:

Charity Rouse, MLS
Local History Librarian

151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Email: charity@infodepot.org  Phone: 864.596.3508
Phone: 864.596.3508

We at PHS wish to thank our skillful and talented Web Master for executing the transfer of the original Linder pages to the website. Way to go, Ted!

Please click here to access the Winter 2013-2014 issue of the Linder Quarterly.

 

 

 

We are interested in the these counties,
which comprise the South Carolina Piedmont
Abbeville Anderson Cherokee Chester
Edgefield Fairfield Greenville Greenwood
Laurens McCormick Newberry Oconee
Pickens Spartanburg Union York
 

**Please Note** When South Carolina became a state in 1785, the governmental units were called counties and remained so named until 1800 when the designation “County” was changed to ‘District”. In 1868 the name “District” was changed back to “County”, which name has been in use since then. The name of the governmental area changed at these dates but not its function.

Earlier, alternate designations for this area include
Cambridge District Camden District Craven County Ninety Six District
Pendleton District Pinckney District St. Mark's Parish Washington District

For the era prior to 1785, don't forget to check records filed in Charleston (or Charles Town) as that was the seat of colonial government and the place where legal documents were recorded. Prior to the early 1800's, North Carolina also claimed the northern portion of the South Carolina Piedmont. So, some of the early records will be found in Tryon County and Mecklenburg County as well as the colonial and state records of North Carolina.

 
Piedmont Historical Society Officers
Acting President Acting Treasurer Webmaster
Jeanne Lowe Tucker
bonniejlt@gmail
Dr. James L. Reid
jlreid@windstream.net
Ted Zajac
Zaytran@apk.net

 

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Campobello, South Carolina 29322

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