To consolidate Sanders and Campbellton, proposed names were placed in a hat and a child drew “Fairfax.” Read the Entry »

Fairfield County, lying in the lower Piedmont, is a geologically diverse region with topography ranging from level plains to hilly terrain. Read the Entry »

Although the association’s early rhetoric claimed that it was separate from the Democratic Party, it quickly became a means for Tillman to preempt the party’s movements. Read the Entry »

In South Carolina, the Alliance movement “swept over our state like a wave” in the late 1880s, first appearing in the Pee Dee region. Read the Entry »

Whereas Charleston banking institutions had traditionally favored conservatively styled buildings, the directors of the Farmers’ and Exchange Bank made a radical departure in introducing the city to the most flamboyant of the nineteenth-century exotic revivals. Read the Entry »

The committee, which Farrow chaired, reported that the state contained numerous lunatics who needed the protection and care an asylum would provide. Read the Entry »

Returning to South Carolina in 1769, he found the city full of quacks: “It is Sufficient for a man to call himself a Doctor, & he immediately becomes one, & finds fools to employ him,” he complained to Rush. Read the Entry »

Despite this type of regional variation, South Carolina Federalism reflected the interests and goals of the Federalists nationwide. Read the Entry »

Within months South Carolina’s women had formed 150 aid groups. “Wayside hospitals” popped up along railroad lines to care for wounded soldiers being sent home. Read the Entry »

Because the activities of a feme sole trader could deprive the husband of services that marriage entitled him to, his consent was required, as was his agreement not to meddle in her business dealings. Read the Entry »