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South Carolina Room and Anderson Information

Courtesy of our South Carolina Room at the Main Branch, here you can find information pertaining to Anderson and South Carolina, current and past, and do genealogical and family research.

Here you can find a collection of pirates' stories from along the North and South Carolina coast!

Catalog - Pirates of the Carolinas

Balloons Over Anderson Anderson, SC. Photo by Perry Baker, courtesy of SC PRT.

Once, they were the happiest family under the sun, crabbing and fishing and painting on beautiful Edisto Island in South Carolina's lowcountry. Then everything went wrong, and twenty years later the Bennett family is still in pieces.

25 of the Palmetto State's most beloved authors introduce you to their most memorable dogs. There is Padgett Powell's "Ode to Spode," Josephine Humphrey's paean to a poodle, and Roger Pinckney's Daukuskie Dog-ageddon. From bird dogs to bad dogs, wild dogs to the Carolina dog--a wild dog in the Lowcountry whose ancestors may have accompanied the first Americans across the Bering ice bridge--get to know these canines and their literary companions.

Timms Mill, 150 Timms Mill Rd., Pendleton. A restored historic mill still in operation that offers fresh stone-ground grits and cornmeal. Open most Saturdays 1-4.

Robert Smalls - SCETV South Carolina Hall of Fame video. In 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved crewmember of the CSS Planter, stole the boat and delivered it to the Union forces.

SC Palmetto Tree wall plaque. See more SC themed gifts by visiting the Cotton Mill Exchange at

South Carolina State Museum

Public Domain Genealogy - a site where you can access public domain genealogy records and pictures.

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

The South Carolina Center for the Book celebrates South Carolina’s rich literary heritage and brings public attention to the importance of books, writers and reading.

Connect South Carolina - Increasing Broadband Access and Use. The Anderson County Technology Action Plan contains specific recommendations of projects to expand digital literacy, build awareness for the benefits of broadband, assist businesses with websites and social media, and improve the online presence of local governments, among others.

Lake Hartwell in Anderson County is a man-made lake created by the Hartwell Dam on the Savannah River. The lake is a popular recreation spot for fishermen due to the many varieties of fish that swim in its smooth waters.

Volunteers needed for PAWS animal shelter in Anderson for grooming, exercise, etc.