The Piedmont Historical Society, South
Dedicated to the
Preservation and Sharing of Historical and Genealogical Resources and
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.
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
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.
DATE & TIME - November 13, 2015 at. 7:00
Hoechst-Celanese Room, Main Library downtown Spartanburg
SPEAKER. - Denise Patterson, Historian at Spartanburg Regional
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
which comprise the South Carolina Piedmont
**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
designations for this area include
Ninety Six District
St. Mark's Parish
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.