History Research & Visitor Information


Discovery Center MuseumsHistory Research & Visitor InformationHistoric Sites

This historic building, once the home of Captain James Miller, was built in ca. 1840. It was moved to its present location in the 1990s and was transformed into a museum with state-of-the-art exhibits detailing Edgefield County's diverse history.

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Edgefield County Archives & History History Research & Visitor Information

The state-of-the-art vault at the Edgefield County Archives contains some of the oldest and best-preserved records in South Carolina. Furthermore, it has the most complete collection of county records next to Charleston. A vast range of court documents are available for research, dating from when the county was formally established in 1785.  The Archives is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m. and by appointment.

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Tompkins Library MuseumsHistory Research & Visitor InformationShopping District

The D. A. Tompkins Memorial Library is the official visitors center of Edgefield and is operated by the Edgefield Civic League. The library averages about 2,000 visitors a year from around 40 states and several foreign countries. Not only does the Welcome Center provide maps, books, and souvenirs, but also information about businesses, services, and activities in Edgefield. The Center also offers information on our unique history, which is a great drawing card to this area.

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Categories: Museums, History Research & Visitor Information, Shopping District

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