County histories can be a rich source of historical and genealogical data. To find these books in our collection, try a keyword search such as "sumter county" and history
In addition to the books, articles, and government documents listed in this guide, I also maintain a set of files of biographical information on historic inventors from South Carolina. I also have a print copy of every patent issued to a South Carolina Inventor, from 1793-1893. Contact me for additional information.