The Pendleton District Commission Research Room and Special Collections contains both primary and secondary sources relating to the history of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Research materials include local and family history books, genealogical reference materials, cemetery surveys, photographs, and both family and local history files that contain a variety of materials. The archival collections include family and business records from the tri-county area, historically known as the Pendleton District.

Collecting and Access Policies

Research Room materials include: 

  • Local history books
  • Topical history books
  • Family history books
  • Family files
  • Local history files
  • Photographs
  • Periodicals
  • Local genealogical reference books

The Research Room is located in Hunter's Store, 125 E. Queen Street in downtown Pendleton, SC. The Research Room is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm. To make a Research Appointment, please contact:

Les McCall, curator
history@crownofthecarolinas.org
864-646-3782

Special Collections

The Pendleton District Commission contains both a research library and archival collection. Our archives and manuscripts collections focus on the people and places of the Old Pendleton District. The collections include correspondence, business records, photographs, books, family bibles, scrapbooks and personal items. Our artifact collections include textiles, furniture and a variety of objects.

Some notable collections include:

Research Room materials include: 

  • Local history books
  • Topical history books
  • Family history books
  • Family files
  • Local history files
  • Photographs
  • Periodicals
  • Local genealogical reference books

Volunteers

Interested in contributing to the preservation of historical resources in your community? If so, consider volunteering at the Pendleton District Commission! Help make preserve and provide access to the PDC’s historical documents! For more information e-mail Curator Les McCall at les@crownofthecarolinas.org.

 

Donations

The Pendleton District Commission’s collections are made up of donations from individuals and families. If you would like to donate family papers, research or funds to the PDC, please contact Curator Les McCall at les@crownofthecarolinas.org.

Pendleton District Commission Observed Holidays

The Pendleton District Commission offices close on all South Carolina state holidays and, in the case of inclement weather, will close when driving conditions are dangerous within Anderson, Oconee, or Pickens Counties. Here is a list of our approved holidays*:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Good Friday
Discretionary Holiday - please call or email office
Memorial Day
July Fourth
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day and either Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas

*Please call the office to be sure weather has not caused us to close.