Built to serve as the Charleston District Records Office, the Fireproof Building is often called the first building of fireproof construction in the United States. Read the Entry »

The regiment spent most of the war participating in various expeditions, skirmishing, or serving on garrison duty along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Read the Entry »

Catering to a loyal, local clientele, many fish camps serve as gathering places, hosting local club meetings and family celebrations and providing many patrons with a regular opportunity to gossip, talk politics, and discuss current events. Read the Entry »

When Tarleton reached the confines of Sumter’s camp, he easily subdued the sentries and then swiftly attacked the rebels. Read the Entry »

With the arrival of Europeans, natives created the first commercial fisheries, trading seafood for firearms and clothing. Read the Entry »

To add another dimension to fishing along the South Carolina coast, there is also offshore fishing. From just off the beaches out to the artificial reefs there are other species such as black sea bass, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, bonito, king mackerel, grouper, and snapper. Read the Entry »

“The Lord has something to do with this dog” was the only way Barney Odom could explain the extraordinary powers of his bulldog Flat Nose. Read the Entry »

The progressive reputation of Florence earned it All-American status in 1966, and the population exceeded 25,000 by 1970. Read the Entry »

Although the county’s economy has traditionally been based on agriculture, Florence was home to several industries as early as the 1890s. Read the Entry »

Florence was chosen because of its proximity to three converging railroad lines. Neither the town nor the camp was ready for the sudden rush of Union prisoners. Read the Entry »