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South Carolina


Provides free online access to historic local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since the 1700s

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 digital 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. Consisting of almost 2000 entries with more than 1200 digital assets, the digital Encyclopedia aspires to be an authoritative compilation of essays on topics ranging from politics to the arts, from Hilton Head to Caesars Head, from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish. In short, we hope it will be the go-to reference for everything South Carolina.

Links to quality online content for South Carolina-related topics, including subjects in the South Carolina curriculum standards

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.

Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the states of North and South Carolina, including demographics on each county and individual city or town; detailed data on school districts; Hispanic and Asian population statistics; informative statistics and rankings on ancestry groups; weather statistics; and comparative ranking charts.

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South Carolina

Maps of South Carolina tend to be an very helpful element of genealogy and family history research, particularly if you live faraway from where your ancestor was living. Since South Carolina political borders frequently changed, historic maps tend to be crucial in assisting you discover the precise specific location of your ancestor’s hometown, just what land they owned, who their neighbors ended up being, and a lot more.

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

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The Slave Dwelling Project envisions a future in which the hearts and minds of Americans acknowledge a more truthful and inclusive narrative of the history of the nation that honors the contributions of all our people, is embedded and preserved in the buildings and artifacts of people of African heritage, and inspires all Americans to acknowledge their Ancestors.

All locations will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25 for Thanksgiving.