South Carolina Directories

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities of South Carolina.

Resources for South Carolina Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The Charleston Library Society has a special collection of Charleston directories dating from 1782, for in library use.

You can also find collections of directories in the archives mentioned in South Carolina Archives and Libraries.

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

  • ($) has South Carolina directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of South Carolina including:


1859, 1860 Family History Library microfiche 6043826-27
1903-32, 1934-35 Family History Library microfilm 1759654-62
1931 etc. Family History Library book 975.77 E4h


Family History Library microfilm 000620 item 2 
1866-1934 Family History Library microfilm 1376645
1782, 1785, 1794, 1806-07, 1809,
 1824, 1836, 1856, 1860
Family History Library microfiche 6052954

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Websites[edit | edit source]

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.