"Enriching the future by unlocking the past."

The Clarendon County Archives and History Center opened in October of 1996.  It was established to collect, preserve and display the unique documents and artifacts which make up the history of the Clarendon County area. Located within the quaint confines of the historic Old Manning Library on N. Brooks Street in Manning, South Carolina, the archives houses books, personal papers, maps and photos, all of which provide insight into the cultural history of a rural southern county

in South Carolina. 



Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 3 pm

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

We have a limited research staff.

Please call in advance to verify availability. 

*Appointments are recommended for out of town visitors.

Due to better temperature and humidity control, you may want to bring a sweater or jacket when you visit.

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Contact Us 

211 N Brooks St, Manning, SC 29102, USA

(803) 435-0328

*Contact the Archivist after hours at (803) 825-9069

Latest News

November 22-26th - We will be closed. We will reopen Monday, November 29, 2021 at normal operating hours. If you need assistance or would like to submit a research request, you may email us at or you may call /text the Archivist at 803-825-9069.

December 6, 2019 -  A HUGE thanks to Mrs. Marie Land and the Clarendon Azalea Garden Club, Manning High School FFA Organization and Miss Blakely's Class for planting our American RedBud tree in celebration  of Arbor Day! 

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