Little expansion or alteration of the downtown area occurred in the twentieth century, and Main Street continued to look much as it had in the late nineteenth century. By 2000, however, Union’s historic downtown had become a cherished asset. Read the Entry »

During the Revolutionary War residents were active on both sides of the conflict and a civil war raged in what was to become Union County, while the pacifist Quakers hunkered down and rode out the storm as best they could. Read the Entry »

The newspaper occupied various buildings, dating from the first site when it had offices in a structure known as the “old police station,” but was printed in a livery stable. The daily survived a fire in 1912 and eventually moved into a fourteen-thousand-square-foot building in the county’s industrial park in 1992. Read the Entry »

The organization spread south during and after the war, attracting some members from the southern Unionist faction but mostly from among the millions of newly freed African Americans. The attraction of the Union Leagues was partly fraternal, with meetings marked by elaborate rituals, singing, and patriotic proclamations. Read the Entry »

A pro-Union political organization, the Union and State Rights Party, developed in 1830 in response to calls for nullification of the federal tariff in South Carolina. Fearing that nullification would spawn secession, Unionists opposed the doctrine by running candidates for city offices in Charleston and for legislative seats throughout the state in 1830. Read the Entry »

Constructed of stuccoed brick, the church features a three-bay facade, a crenellated tower, false buttresses, tracery, and compound piers. The central bay of the west facade facing Archdale Street boasts an expansive lancet-arched window with hood mold. Read the Entry »

Unitarianism in South Carolina had several religious and philosophical sources: an indigenous Arminianism, commonsense realism, Anglican latitudinarianism, and English and New England Unitarianism. Read the Entry »

South Carolina Congregationalists overwhelmingly supported the patriot side during the Revolutionary War. During the antebellum period, the Congregationalists became more closely tied to Presbyterian congregations. Read the Entry »

The party’s strategy was to run candidates for the General Assembly and local government in counties with black majority populations. The party ran candidates in the elections of 1970 and 1972. Read the Entry »

In 1964 the General Conference of the Methodist Church set the goal of a racially inclusive United Methodist Church. No reference to the Central Jurisdiction appeared in the Plan of Union, and 1972 was set as the date for eliminating racial structures altogether. Read the Entry »