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Lexington County & South Carolina


Provides free online access to historical local and regional newspapers in South Carolina since 1815. Lexington County newspapers include: The Batesburg Advocate, Batesburg, S.C., 1901-1911; The Lexington Dispatch, Lexington, South Carolina, 1873-1916; Lexington Dispatch-News, Lexington, S.C., 1917-1919; and The Dispatch-News, Lexington, S.C., 1919-1922.

A joint project of South Carolina Humanities, the University of South Carolina Press, the USC Libraries, the USC College of Arts & Sciences, the USC Institute for Southern Studies, the South Carolina State Library, and many other organizations, the South Carolina Encyclopedia is a reference source of the people, places, events, things, achievements, and ideals that have contributed to the evolution of the Palmetto State.

Know where you live. Includes links to South Carolina related topics, multimedia, primary documents and more.

Read The State newspaper 2018 through the current date online.


Codes address all aspects of building construction — fire, life safety, structural, plumbing, electrical and mechanical.

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Richard Taylor was a resident of Lexington, South Carolina and a freelance photographer who took photographs of various people, places and structures in Lexington County, South Carolina. The photographs were taken from approximately 1940 through 1976. Many of the people that were photographed by Taylor are deceased and many of the structures that he took pictures of no longer exist or have been significantly modified.

Included in the collection are images of the New Brookland community, the Guignard brickworks while in operation, structures in Red Bank Village, local churches and other historical structures as well as community events.  These images also show the daily life and activities of Lexington County residents during these decades. While the exact dates of many of the images can only be guessed at, they’re still a valuable resource for those studying the history of Lexington County and the state of South Carolina.

Directory of South Carolina information.

The South Carolina Digital Library provides free access to historic materials from over 40 cultural heritage institutions across the state.

A comprehensive, single-source reference of demographic and economic data pertinent to the state.

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Lexington County & South Carolina

Since South Carolina’s political borders often changed, historical maps are often important in helping you discover the specific location of your ancestor’s hometown, what land they owned, who their neighbors were, and more.

This book is your guide to good driving. It explains the rules of the road and what the law expects of you as a driver. The purpose is to help you learn traffic-control devices, signs and pavement markings, which you must know before you get on the highway.

List of South Carolina governors since colonial times with links to biographies.