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Identifier

Accession 417

Inclusive Dates

1825-1977

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,500 pieces, 0.75 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

Lancaster, South Carolina was founded by settlers from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was known as Barnettsville when the first courthouse was erected in 1795. Lancaster is the county seat of Lancaster County and is located in Piedmont South Carolina near the banks of the Catawba River.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of duplicate items from the Perry Belle Bennett Hough Collection located at the Lancaster Public Library. The records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, histories, genealogies, brochures, and pamphlets dealing with local and family history dating back to 1825. Subjects included are Springs Mills, the Belk brothers, Andrew Jackson, the Daughters of the American Revolution-Waxhaw Chapter (DAR), the Tamassee School, Marion Sims, Lancaster County churches, and South Carolina Civil War regiments.

Provenance

The collection was deposited with the archives by the Lancaster County Library via Richard Band on July 30, 1981.

Keywords

Lancaster SC, Lancaster County SC, Andrew Jackson, Genealogy, Belk Department Store

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Lancaster County History Collection - Accession 417

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