About Us

Make checks payable to: Clarendon County Archives (add $5.00 shipping) 

A Little History of Alcolu by Robert Alderman $15.00

Ornaments: Courthouse, Manning High, Old Manning Library(Archives) $15.00 ec

Ornament Stand $4.00

Courthouse Sun catcher $17.00

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Book $15.00

Quest for Equality Briggs v. Elliott $10.00

Briggs v Elliott Quest for Equality Teachers Package $50.00

Mark Brewster of Hull England by Marcus Brewster $10.00

Clarendon County Cemeteries compiled by Ken and Dee Schmidt 2008 $40.00

Note Cards




Articles from the State Newspaper

$15.00 Paxville News March 2, 1894 – August 20, 1922

$15.00 Clarendon County News February 20, 1891 – December 9, 1922

$15.00 Sumter County News April 2, 1891 – December 27, 1922

$15.00 Williamsburg County News April 2, 1891 – December 27, 1922

$20.00 Atlantic Coast Line RR News January 14, 1891 – December 21, 1922


Items sponsored by the Clarendon County Historical Society

Make checks payable to: Historical Society add $5.00 shipping

Shadows of the Past:  An Illustrated History of Clarendon County  $30.00

If These Walls Could Talk  Historic Manning’s Buildings   $20.00



Hometown Collectibles sponsored by the Pilot Club:  $20.00 each


Items sponsored by the Francis Marion Murals Trail Society are available at the Archives or online at their website:


Contact the Archives by e-mail (clarendonarchives@clarendoncountygov.org) or by phone (803-435-0328) for more information on purchasing any of these items. Unfortunately we are not equipped to take credit card orders.


All items are available at 211 N. Brooks Street, Manning, SC 29148. or by mail.




Our staff is available to do a limited amount of research for you if you can not come to the Archives in person.


Include the family name you are researching and as many specifics as you have available, such as dates of residence, approximate year of birth and/or death.  Names of other family members (spouse, siblings, uncles, aunts etc.).  The more information you give us the more we may be able to help you.


If you are looking for a specific document please include the type of document in your request, such as a marriage license or obituary. 


The state of South Carolina did not require birth or death certificates be recorded until 1915 and marriage licenses until 1911.  Also Clarendon County suffered a major loss of pre-Civil War records due to fire.  Our staff can not verify identities or the accuracy of information provided by other sources.  Records or indexes will be quoted as they appear. 


On line Research Request Form:

Please fill out the form as completely as possible in order to help us find the information more quickly and efficiently.  Fields that are required are marked with an (*).  When completed send the form to us by clicking on the submit button.  All request will be acknowledged upon receipt however, remember we have a limited number of staff available so we make no guarantee of response time on your request. 


We are a small facility with limited staff.  However, we pride ourselves on providing courteous and friendly help to our patrons.  We suggest you call ahead to make sure staff is available before driving long distances to visit our facility. 


Guest internet service is available. Personal laptops or tablets are welcomed. 


We will do photocopying for you.  Fees for copying services: 

8.5 x 11  $0.25 per page

8.5 x 14  $0.35 per page

11  x 17  $0.50 per page


Microfilm readers are available for viewing and/or printing, the following material is available on microfilm:

Newspapers:  Manning Times, Clarendon Chronical, Clarendon Banner, and Clarendon Enterprise

Clarendon County Marriage licenses 1911 through 1950

South Carolina Postmasters by County

South Carolina Death Certificates 1955 – 1957

Brewington Presbyterian Church Session Records 1821-1975

Clarendon Presbyterian Church Records Midway, New Zion 1801-1991

ClarendonCounty Will Book 1



We have a collection of published and unpublished Manuscripts:   These materials are not for sale; rather they are available for patrons to use for research while in our facility.  Most of our manuscripts have been donated by researchers or their family members.  Check with the Archives to see if we have your family in our collection.  

Welcome To The Clarendon County Archives


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