South Carolina Room

Visit one of the most extensive historical archives in the state, do research, and build your family tree in the South Carolina Room at Hughes Main Library. To best serve you and help you make good use of your time, we recommend making an appointment when visiting the South Carolina Room. Schedule your visit now.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place       
Greenville, SC 29601

From the front entrance, take the stairs (straight ahead) or elevator (to the right) to the second level. From stairs proceed left or, from elevator proceed right. The SC Room is on the right.


  • databases
  • family files
  • manuscripts
  • maps
  • microform
  • newspapers
  • periodicals
  • photographs
  • reference books
  • research computers
  • study tables

Local History & Genealogy

Staffed by experienced genealogists and historians, the South Carolina Room features an extensive collection of genealogy and local history materials, many of which are searchable in our online catalog. While the archive’s focus is South Carolina history, particularly Greenville County and surrounding Upstate Counties, visitors will find hundreds of items related to the history of many other locations within the United States.

Get Out and Explore!

Take a tour of Greenville’s historic sites. Each of these three tours features a cluster of historic sites and a brief account of each site’s significance.

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