Greenwood County Historical Society
P.O. Box 49653,
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649

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The Greenwood County Historical Society collects, preserves, and maintains information, records and materials of historical significance concerning the history of the County of Greenwood, South Carolina.  We also restore and mark historical sites and landmarks in Greenwood County and publish material relative to the history of Greenwood County.  As a charitable and educational not-for-profit organization, we own and care for historical cemeteries as well as present and preserve the oral and written history of citizens, explorers and visitors who settled this upcountry area and created the county that became Greenwood in 1897.  

Notes from President Chip Tinsley:

Our signature meeting occurs in January and is a celebration of our Architectural Preservation and Restoration Awards.  This award is given to property owners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to restore and/or preserve historical properties in town. We have honored 24 properties over the past five years. An application can be found on our website.  We welcome your nominations.  If I can be of any help in your endeavors, do not hesitate to contact me @

Membership is open to all in the Greenwood County Historical Society.  Individual membership is $20 and Couple membership is $30.  Make check payable to the Greenwood County Historical Society and send to PO Box 49643, Greenwood, SC 29649.   You will be invited to meetings with interesting speakers and receive the Greenwood County Historical Society Newsletter.  Meetings are on the 5th Sunday of month's with such and are usually held at 3:00 pm in the Veteran's Auditorium of the Greenwood County Library in Uptown Greenwood, South Carolina. 

The Greenwood County Historical Society in partnership with Cokesbury College will hold its 5th annual Antique and Artisan Fair on Saturday, April 29th from 8 am to 4 pm on the campus of historic Cokesbury College.  Antique dealers and artisan crafters are invited to participate. The entrance fee is $35.00. A “Treasures Yard Sale” will also be held during the fair. Anyone wishing to donate items (no clothes) to the yard sale or wanting to participate in the fair, can contact Carol Scales at or 864-227-0687 for further information.  The Historical Society is a non-profit organization. 

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