The granting of large estates to titled aristocrats was important in setting a tone for the colony, but the granting of lands by “headrights” to the commoners was much more important. Read the Entry »

Although its students come from most states and many foreign countries, as its central mission Lander University continues to serve the South Carolina Piedmont. Read the Entry »

At least twenty-six landgraves and thirteen cassiques were created by the Lords Proprietors, with rights to land totaling 1,364,000 acres. Read the Entry »

Completed in 1823, Landsford Canal was twelve feet wide, ten feet deep, and two miles long. Five locks raised and lowered barges through the thirty-two-foot fall of the river. Read the Entry »

Lane has always been a prolific writer, producing works in several different genres, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, drama, and screenplay. Read the Entry »

European settlers in South Carolina were speakers of six lan- guages belonging to the Indo-European language family: Spanish, French, German, English, Welsh, and Scots. French-speaking Huguenots arrived early, after the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685. Read the Entry »

An ardent Democrat, Lathan was also an active affiliate in many professional associations, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the advisory board to the University of South Carolina School of Journalism. Read the Entry »

Active on several Senate committees, Latimer supported the idea that the government was “in a practical working sense, the servant of the American people.” Read the Entry »

Latter-day Saints, often referred to as Mormons, are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read the Entry »

Originally called Laurensville, the town became the county seat shortly after Laurens County was established in 1785. Read the Entry »