SC Places and Photographs

A peddler riding his wagon being pulled by an ox.

A South Carolina huckster or peddler in the early 1900s. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Learn more about the places of South Carolina and discover images of our state, from its earliest settlers to modern day.

Information on Counties & Cities

Learn more about the 46 counties and 270 cities and towns in South Carolina.

South Carolina State Library


South Carolina Historical Photographs and Primary Documents

Explore photographs, documents, and first-person accounts of life in South Carolina, from its earliest settlers to the modern day.

Historical Photographs by City or County

pickens fair
Pickens Fair, 1910. Image courtesy of Pickens County Library System

See historical images of people, places, and events around the state.

Video Resources

Watch videos such as tours of South Carolina places, interviews with authors of books about the state, and programs about South Carolina history and places.