Although removed from the fighting during the Civil War, Abbeville nevertheless played a noteworthy role in the conflict. Read the Entry »

Robert Mills called Abbeville “the original seat of learning in the upper country,” and it quickly distinguished itself as the mother of some very famous Carolinians. Read the Entry »

A staunch Democrat, from 1864 to 1866 Aiken represented Abbeville District in the S.C. House of Representatives. During Reconstruction, the link he had earlier made between southernism and agrarianism grew stronger. Read the Entry »

Allen’s poetry combines contemporary philosophical concerns with a format more aligned with earlier poetic styles. Read the Entry »

Allison received mainstream recognition with her first novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), which in 1996 was adapted to a film directed by Anjelica Huston. Read the Entry »

Incorporated as a city in 1882, Anderson became a center of the Piedmont’s late nineteenth-century industrial expansion. Read the Entry »

Industrial development in Anderson County began in earnest in the decades following the Civil War, and gradually replaced agriculture as the foundation of the county economy. Read the Entry »

The newspaper became the first in the state to publish daily on the Internet in 1995. Read the Entry »

Anderson College began offering upper-level undergraduate classes in 1991 and in 1993 again awarded bachelor’s degrees. In 2006, the school officially changed its name to Anderson University. In 2013, Anderson's College of Visual and Performing Arts was renamed the South Carolina Schools of the Arts. Read the Entry »

Anderson’s eclectic repertoire and engaging personality brought him national attention during the folk music revival of the early 1960s. Read the Entry »