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"Shadows of the Past, the Illustrated History of Clarendon County, SC" and "If These Walls Could Talk, Manning's Historic Buildings" are both now available at the Archives!

The Clarendon County Archives and History Center

The Clarendon County Archives, which opened in October of 1996, was established to collect, preserve and display the unique documents and artifacts which make up the history of the Clarendon County area. Located within the quaint confines of the Old Manning Library on N. Brooks Street in Manning, South Carolina, the archives houses books, personal papers, maps and photos, all of which provide insight into the cultural history of a small community of South Carolina.

The Archives and History Center recently completed renovation and repair work. Due to better temperature and humidity control you may want to bring a sweater or jacket when you visit. You can reach us by phone or by e-mail for more information. We are open to the public from 8:30 to 11:30am and 1 to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday's by appointment.

Click Currnet Month Calendar for this month's calendar or Next Monnth Calendar for next month's calendar.

What does our archives offer?

The Virtual Archives

In the Virtual Archives we have photos and images of Clarendon's past. Some of these are scanned at a high resolution and may take some time to load, so please be patient. If you have images you would like to share please contact us at our email address. Come and join us as we step a few years back in time with our pictures.

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Also visit Clarendon County records at the U.S. GenWeb Project.

What's Happening

Events at the Archives

Meeting of the Clarendon County Historical Society: The Clarendon County Historical Society holds meetings four times a year and has a quarterly newsletter. For information about joining the Historical Society please contact us by email or at our address listed below. Many presentations to the Historical Society are video taped, so please come by to see them.

Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution local chapter holds its monthly meeting on the 4th Monday of each month at 3:00 PM, September through May. If you have an interest in DAR membership information please contact the archives at the email address listed below.

What's New?

New Acquisitions: Clarendon County 1911-1950 marriage certificates on microfilm have now been indexed; approximately 25,000 records. World War 1 Draft Registration cards for Clarendon, Sumter and Williamsburg Counties. NOW AVAILABLE, a book on Wade Hampton Evans of Brewington Township, Clarendon, and his descendants.

Other resources include:

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Please come back soon to visit. If there is something special you would like to see included on our web page, please let us know.

Contact Information:
If you have any comments, questions or requests concerning the Archives or this page...
MailSlot Email:         clarendonarchives@clarendoncountygov.org
Snail Mail:  Archivist, 211 N. Brooks Street, Manning, SC 29102
Telephone: (803) 435-0328

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