Local History Room

Local History Room

The Patricia Doyle Local History room offers a wealth of print resources, including county, state, and federal censuses, South Carolina magazines and historical newsletters, cemetery and burial records, and obituaries. We also have a full collection of area high school yearbooks and city directories.

Microfilm machines let you access thousands of back issues of the Georgetown Times and a collection of enlarged photographs let you explore Georgetown County of yesteryear.

When you visit us, take a look at our changing display of local antiques and historic handmade crafts.

Newspapers on Microfilm

  • Andrews Progress - Andrews SC
  • Coastal Observer - Pawley's Island SC
  • Daily American - Georgetown SC
  • Georgetown Enquirer - Georgetown SC
  • Georgetown Gazette - Georgetown SC
  • Georgetown Times - Georgetown SC
  • The Pee Dee - Georgetown SC
  • The Progressive Democrat - Georgetown SC
  • Sunday Day Observer - Georgetown SC
  • Tri-County Tribune - Georgetown SC
  • The Wildflower - Marion SC
  • Winyah Observer - Georgetown SC

Obituary Collections

  • Georgetown SC Area Obituaries 1937 to 1988
  • Death and Obituary Notices in the Southern Christian Advocate, 1867 to 1878
  • Local History Room Print Resources

Census Records

Our first census records date to 1790 and include:

  • South Carolina
  • Beaufort County
  • Darlington County
  • Edgefield County
  • Florence County
  • Georgetown County
  • Greenville County
  • Horry County
  • Marion County
  • Slave Records (1850 only)
  • Sumter County
  • The United States
  • Veterans and Civil War Widows (1890)
  • Williamsburg County

Please note: with the exception of Georgetown, not every county has a record for every census year.

Cemetery Records

  • GravestoneCemetery Records of Richland County SC
  • Cemeteries: A Military Supplement: Georgetown SC: A Gravesite Locator Prepared for Memorial Day 1995
  • Florence National Cemetery, Florence SC
  • Georgetown County SC Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Interment Records of Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia SC
  • Newberry County SC Cemeteries
  • Spartanburg County SC Cemeteries
  • Survey of Cemeteries Between the Black and Santee Rivers
  • Survey of Cemeteries in Lower Florence County SC
  • Survey of Twenty-two Cemeteries in Johnsonville, Hemingway Area of Old Williamsburg District SC
  • Survey of Cemeteries: Upper Georgetown County SC
  • Survey of Williamsburg Presbyterian Cemetery