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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

October Meeting
Date & Time - October 8 at 7:00pm
Place - Hoechst-Celanese Room in the Main Library downtown Spartanburg
Speaker - Frieda Patrick Davison, Author and Librarian, USCUpstate
Frieda will discuss her new book, More Than A Name, that premiered in May. The book tells the stories of the young men named on the Duncan Park Veterans' Memorial in Spartanburg. Topics covered will include how and why she wrote the book, including the research process, stories she found, and people she met along the way. She will cover in detail one soldier from each of the six wars commemorated on the Memorial: World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Books will be available for sale. $30.00 for the 2 volume set.

November Meeting
DATE & TIME - November 13, 2015 at. 7:00
PLACE - Hoechst-Celanese Room, Main Library downtown Spartanburg
SPEAKER. - Denise Patterson, Historian at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
TOPIC - "The History of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System"
Denise will share history, stories, letters, photographs, and artifacts from 1921 to present. Come hear about "The Employee and National Defense, " consider some old treatment methods, and a few of our most interesting artifacts ..........and maybe even hear a ghost story or two.



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
Dr. James L. Reid
Ted Zajac


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P.O. Box 127
Campobello, South Carolina 29322

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