Street Address
1421 Middleton St
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Mailing Address
PO Box 1881
Orangeburg, SC 29116
phone: 803-535-0022
fax: 877-885-8830
e-mail: ochs@orangeburgh.org
web: www.orangeburgh.org
Hours
Weekly Hours
Tuesday9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday9 AM - 3 PM
Monthly - 1st Saturday
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
By Appointment
Other hours can be arranged by appointment subject to volunteer availability.
Admissions
Free. Membership is $25/year
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Lawton H Salley, MD, Director Pro Tem
L. Wayne Hughes, Volunteer
Ann Ji Salley, Volunteer
Marion Shuler, Treasurer
Eric Powell, Volunteer, Corresponding Secy
Gene Atkinson, DDS, President
Curt Campbell, Past President

Description

The Orangeburg County Historical Society is the caretaker of the history and non-publicly held historical records of Orangeburg County and its people.

The Salley Archive building is located at the corner of Middleton and Bull Streets and is owned and operated by the Society. The archive was constructed in the 1960’s with funds left by South Carolina’s first archivist and historian, Alex. S. Salley, Jr., who was a native of Orangeburgh.

Staffed by volunteers, The Salley Archives is open Tuesdays 9:00-12 noon, Wednesdays 9:00-3:00pm and the first Saturday of the month 10:00-2:00pm.

Genealogical files at the archives comprise information on more than 1000 Orangeburg County surnames. Historic documentation files are also maintained with information about the government, buildings, homes, churches, schools, businesses, organizations and activities of Orangeburgers.

A small collection of artifacts from Orangeburg’s varied past are also housed at the Archives.

Mission

The Orangeburg County Historical Society exists to encourage the study and research of the history of Orangeburg County; to acquire and preserve historical documents and artifacts; to commemorate events and places of significance; to inform and educate the public and make history accessible; unite in fellowship those interested in history, and work cooperatively with other organizations to preserve, protect and promote Orangeburg County’s History.

Artifacts Collections

Small collection of various artifacts and clothing from the Orangeburg County area, antebellum, reconstruction and modern

Research Collections

Genealogical files at the archives comprise information on more than 1000 Orangeburg County surnames. Historic documentation files are also maintained with information about the government, buildings, homes, churches, schools, businesses, organizations and activities of Orangeburgers.

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No

Publications

The Society’s volunteers have compiled a comprehensive collection of cemetery survey books, census cross-reference, death certificate transcriptions and church and family history volumes for Orangeburg County .

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Group Tours