Places to Do Research
Places to Stay
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There are a multitude of web pages online to help you plan your trip. Listed below are but a few.
Stop in any of the State Tourism Welcome Centers to pick up a South Carolina state road map and brochures on sites
of interest in the area. There's a South Carolina Welcome Center
just a few miles from Dillon at Hamer (just over the border from North Carolina). You can check their website at
Hamer Welcome Center
(link no longer works) for hours.
There are plenty of motels to choose from in the area. Most of the familiar chains are represented
right at I-95 Exit 193 (SC 9, SC 57, Dillon, Little Rock):
Holiday Inn Express
If you want to pamper yourself, there are several B&Bs available nearby.
Check at Pee Dee Country Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE for
locations and rates. The closest to Dillon is Abingdon Manor
in Latta and it's lovely.
(Just take a peek at their web site!)
VISIT / RESEARCH
Don't forget to check the Announcements on the main page for any family reunions
- Dillon County Chamber of Commerce
126 N. Macarthur Ave.
Dillon, SC 29536-3434
Tel: (843) 774-8551
You can get a street map here which will help you find your way around Dillon County.
You can purchase a Marion County street map at the
Marion County Chamber of Commerce
118 Harllee Street
Marion, S.C. 29571
- County courthouse
- Dillon County - for records 1910 to present
401 W. Main Street
Dillon, S.C. 29536
- See Marion County for county records prior to Dillon's formation in 1910.
The Marion County courthouse is at:
201 Court Street
Marion, S.C. 29571
Most county records from c. 1800-c.1900 are located at
the Marion County Archives research center, but you should check
with the Archives center to ascertain which facility -- archives or courthouse -- holds
the record group you seek.
- Latta Library 101 N. Marion Street, Latta, SC
Tel: (843) 752-5389
- Dillon Library 600 E. Main Street, Dillon, S.C.
Tel: (843) 774-0330
- Lake View Library 207 S Main St., Lake View, SC 29563
Tel: (843) 759-2692
- Marion Library
101 E. Court Street, Marion
(Can't miss it, big statue in front, corner of Main and Court. It'll be on your left if you're driving
to Marion from Dillon)
- LDS Family History Center
(closest is in Florence, SC, about 35 miles from Dillon)
Family History Center
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina
Hours: T-Th 10am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; F,Sat 10am-3pm.
Closed: Mar 30, Jul 4, Nov 28, Dec 22-31.
- Marion County Archives
101 North Main Street,
Not to be missed! Archivist R. Maxcy Foxworth, Jr. has done a wonderful job of organizing
many of Marion County's earliest records and creating a research center for visitors. The
Archives also houses the holdings of the Pee Dee Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical
Society, and if you're looking for past issues of the Pee Dee Queue Newsletter or chapter
publications (books, etc.), be sure to check here.
Located in the old Records Building
on the Courthouse Square in Marion, SC.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, noon - 5:00 PM
- Genealogical Society Meetings
The Pee Dee Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society
meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3:00 PM at the Marion County
Archives, 101 North Main Street, Marion, SC. There are no meetings in July, August,
or December. In May, there is a tour and picnic.
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