Don't Miss the Edgefield Christmas Tour of Churches!! Sunday December 14th
The Edgefield County Historical Society was founded
in 1939 and is one of the oldest societies in the State. Its headquarters are at Magnolia Dale in Edgefield which it has owned
since 1960. It also owns the Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center which is operated by the South Carolina National Heritage
Corridor and operates three living history projects: the Old Edgefield Pottery, the Village Blacksmith and Carpenter’s
The Historical Society works
with various partners, including the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
and other historical societies throughout the region.
long history it has promoted the study of the history of Edgefield County and the genealogy of its people. It has been responsible
for the preservation of a number of historic sites and buildings and the marking of numerous historical sites throughout the
County. It sponsors a weekly history class which provides the opportunity for interested members and guests to build upon
their knowledge of history of the Region. The class is currently engaged in writing a brief history of Edgefield for visitors.
In addition, the Society hosts events in Historical settings for all to enjoy.