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Tue, 05/11/2021

These boots belonged to W.B. King “Big King” who was Sheriff of Anderson in the early 1900s. Known as “The Largest Sheriff in the World” Big King weighed 425 pounds and was nearly 7 feet tall!…

Tue, 05/04/2021

Do you remember having ice delivered? This souvenir spoon and bottle opener was given away by the Anderson City Ice Plant opened by the Townsend brothers in 1889. The factory was capable of…

Tue, 04/27/2021

Look for the Artifact of the Week every Tuesday on the Anderson County Museum’s website. Each week we’ll give a behind-the-scenes look at an artifact in our archive.

This week’s feature is…

Tue, 04/20/2021

Did you ever eat at Ponder’s? This apron was from one of the two Anderson locations for Ponder’s Ice Cream Co. established in Greer and with many locations across South Carolina.  By 1942 there…

Tue, 04/13/2021

This set belonged to the family of Confederate General Clement H. Stevens. General Stevens was the brother-in-law of General Barnard Elliott Bee,…

Tue, 04/06/2021

This artifact was worn by Lt. Col. Daniel A. Ledbetter of Townville. During the Civil War he enlisted in Orr's Rifles and was killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Second Manassas in August…

Tue, 03/30/2021

Did you know that Anderson University's creation was inspired by an earlier all-female school? Founded in late 1847, the Johnson Female Seminary was named after Rev. William B. Johnson, a leading…

Tue, 03/23/2021

This postcard displays the extreme damage that was done by the April 1924 Anderson Tornado at Riverside Mills. The tornado touched down on the Georgia-South Carolina border before making its way…

Tue, 03/16/2021

Do you know an amazing educator? Our artifacts of the week this week are copies of Ms. Alice Lee Humphreys’ books, Three Hear the Bells and Angels in Pinafores. Ms. Humphreys was…

Tue, 03/09/2021

This 1927 photograph of a fire in downtown Anderson was used by the Lawrence and Brownlee Insurance Agency with the tagline “Better be Safe than Sorry!” For more history on Anderson fires and the…

Tue, 03/02/2021

Our artifact of the week this week is one of the journals of Emmala Reed, daughter of Anderson Judge Jacob Pinckney Reed. Emmala wrote a series of journals in the 1860s as the Civil War was ending…