South Carolina


Things Your History Teacher Didn’t Tell You

Floride Francaise Pierre du Val

American history textbooks typically provide a cursory chapter on the period of the 16th century Spanish explorers of the Southeast and a few sentences to the attempts of French Huguenots to establish a colony in the region. They jump to the failed attempt to establish an English colony on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, then lavish attention on Jamestown, VA and Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts. The texts then proceed to describe the founding of the various colonies which became the original United States. Very little, if anything, is said about the French and English explorers who ventured into the interior of the Southeast between 1568 and 1700. University level Colonial History courses might go into more detail on these intrepid people, but the general public in the United States never learns about them. Author Richard Thornton shares some interesting facts your history teacher didn’t tell you about early colonial America.



Indian Wars of Carolina – Previous to the Revolution

Ockonostota

When the English settled in South Carolina, it was found that the State was inhabited by about twenty different tribes of Indians. The whites made gradual encroachments without meeting with any opposition from the Indians, until the latter saw that if these advances were continued, they would be completely driven from their country. A struggle



Mysterious Cherokee Raiders

Battle of Taliwa

Georgia historical markers and history books proudly proclaim the Great Cherokee Victory at the Battle of Taliwa, where they won all of North Georgia!  The description of the conflict describes an attack on the Creek town of Taliwa by brave Cherokee warriors. They were supposedly outnumbered 3:1 and were led to victory by a teenaged Cherokee



1910 South Carolina Census Map

1910 South Carolina Census Map

1910 South Carolina Census Map



South Carolina Genealogy at Ancestry

Ancestry is the largest provider of genealogy data online. The billions of records they provide have advanced genealogy online beyond imagination just a decade ago. The following is but a small sample of what they provide for South Carolina genealogy at Ancestry. While some of these databases are free, many require a subscription. You can



Yuchi Tribe History

Among the indigenous tribes of the southeastern United States, living within a territory roughly defined by the borders of Georgia and South Carolina, was one, exhibiting a type of culture common to the inhabitants of the country bordering on the Gulf of Mexico east of the Mississippi river, whose members called themselves Tsoyabá, “Offspring of



Biographical Sketch of Paul Pinckney

Under the head of “The Press” comes the name of Paul Pinckney, one of the foremost newspaper men of the county, and editor and proprietor of the San Mateo Times. Mr. Pinckney was born in South Carolina on March 24, 1869. His early education was accomplished in the common-schools and supplemented by a course under



South Carolina Cemetery Records

South Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the South Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing.



South Carolina World War 2 NMCG Casualty List

Inclusion of names in this South Carolina World War II Casualty List has been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment. Casualties listed



South Carolina WW2 NMCG Prisoners of War

BUCKLER, Demaree, Boatswain, USN. Wife, Mrs. Margaret Buckler, 28 Carolina Ave., Navy Yard, Charleston. DYER, William Harold, Radioman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dyer, Box 206, Piedmont. GREEN, Jame Holt, Lieutenant, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Green, 62 S. Battery, Charleston. JOHNSON, Edward Irvin, Storekeeper 3c, USN. Father, Mr. Irvin



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