When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Thursday, January 11, 2018

South Carolina Places-The Horry County Archives Center

South Carolina is beautiful and full of history. 
This series highlights places around the state where you can go to learn, experience and research.

The Horry County Archives Center

The Horry County Archives Center is located on the second floor of the Kimbal Library on the campus of Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina.

Kimbal Library, CCU, Conway, South Carolina

 Although not a big room, but it has many items to help those whose ancestors were from the area. 
It's mission is to preserve the history of Horry and surroundng counties that once belonged to the old Georgetown District.  

The center has a research room that is open to both students and visitors .
There are no rules for what you can bring into the center. Only a reminder it is part of the library deemed a "Quiet Area". 
It is a self serve center with no staff working directly out of the room to help you with your research. 
Students and others may be using the room for research or study. 

There are microfilms containing land records available to view on newer microfilm machines. Currently there are two readers with attatched printers.

List of microfilms held at the Horry County Archives Center

Books on the history of the county, cemetery surveys, family compilations, military involment and others are on the shelves. There are also video interviews from local historians and experts on the area. 

An ongoing digitization program, including newspapers, can be found by clicking here.

The address for the Kimbal library is 376 University Blvd, Conway, SC 29526, A visitor parking pass is required for those who are not students or faculity. Like most college campases parking can be hard to find and far from the ubilding.  The center is open during normal library hours. 
For information about directions, parking and hours click here.

For more information visit The Horry County Archives Center website.

Do you have Horry County ancestors? I would love to hear about them!

Researched in the Horry County Archives Center? Share your discoveries!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,


  1. Are you planning to do Colleton County? I am assisting a woman with her DAR application and her entire line is from Colleton (Ruffin and Walterboro). She is missing a crucial link between her patriot and his son. My online research has turned up nothing. Maybe there are some good sources I am unaware of.