Richland County, South Carolina Newspapers

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Richland County Public Library Obituary Index

Richland County Public Library offers an online obituary index for The State and the Palmetto Leader newspapers. The index is a work in progress. Additional years are added as they are completed. An online request form is available to request the full text of an obituary.

Richland County Public Library Local Magazine and Newspaper Index

This index contains records from several Columbia magazines and clippings found in the Walker Local History Room vertical files.

Historic Newspapers - Digitized

The following Columbia newspapers have been digitized by the South Caroliniana Library and made available online for free through the Chronicling America website:[1]


The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Richland County, South Carolina on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title. Continue to check Chronicling Amerca as many of the publications have been digitized. 



  1. Digital Collections, "Columbia Phoenix in Chronicling America," South Carolina Digital Newspaper Project, 20 Sep 2010.