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== History ==
== History ==
Revision as of 13:57, 31 May 2013
- 1 History
- 2 Community Areas
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- 3.2 Biographies
- 3.3 Cemeteries
- 3.4 Churches
- 3.5 Directories
- 3.6 Courts
- 3.7 Land and Property
- 3.8 Maps
- 3.9 Military History and Records
- 3.10 Newspapers
- 3.11 Probate Records
- 3.12 Societies and Organizations
- 3.13 Taxation
- 3.14 Vital Records
- 3.15 Ethnic Research
- 4 Websites
- 5 References
- Columbia was the first planned city in the United States and the second capital of South Carolina. See Historic Columbia Foundation: Local History.
- Columbia South Carolina Historic Homes, Houses (SCIWAY)
Archives, Libraries, and Museums
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29229
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University of South Carolina
Departments and Collections
Richland Library - Main
Walker Local and Family History Center
1431 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Mon-Thu: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fri-Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
The expert librarians in the Walker Local History Room, located in the Main Library, offer personal concierge service for customers interested in genealogy, history or city records. See Genealogy Resources.
College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina
816 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29208
The Penitentiary Cemetery (Chicora)
List of Cemeteries in Columbia and Richland County by Vernon E. Kirkpatrick (SCIWAY)
Columbia City Directories (Richland Library and University of South Carolina Libraries): Search Columbia City Directories from 1859 for residents and businesses.
Land and Property
Military History and Records
The Library Obituary Index contains obituary and death notice information from the Columbia, SC newspapers. Richland Library maintains an index of obituaries and death notices from the local newspapers listed here.
Societies and Organizations
Columbia Chapter South Carolina Genealogical Society
Chapter meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC.
No meeting is held in July.
Historic Columbia Foundation
1601 Richland Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Website and Blog
The mission of the Historic Columbia Foundation is to nurture, support and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and its environs through programs of advocacy, education and preservation.