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Apr. 4 - Barksdale/Sullivan Family (under Pioneers)
Apr. 14 - 1941 Herald Journal Obits, News, Marriages and Society (Oct. - Dec.)
May 28 - Officeholders page added - mayors and councilmen (under Bits n' Pieces)
Jun. 17 - Partial list of Former Slaves and their Masters
Jul. 11 - Biographies added for John Elmore, Franklin Elmore and Starling Tucker
Aug. 16 - Will of Ellinor Lewis; Misc. Obituaries (Bagwell, Baynard, Dutton)
Sep. 9 - Officeholders page updated - 5 County positions added
Nov. 7 - Misc. Biographies (Babb, Ball, Boyd, Byrd)
Laurens County was the location of many battles and skirmishes during the American Revolution. These included the Battle of Musgrove Mill, Lindley's Fort, and Hammond's Store.
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Laurens County includes 7 incorporated cities and towns, along with several unincorporated. Those that are incorporated are: Laurens, Clinton, Gray Court, Waterloo, Cross Hill, Fountain Inn (partially in Greenville County), and Ware Shoals (partially in Abbeville and Greenwood Counties). Unincorporated towns include Owings, Mountville, Barksdale, Hickory Tavern, Princeton, Joanna, Kinards (partially in Newberry County), Ora, and Lanford.
There are public libraries in Clinton and Laurens (main branch). The Laurens Library has a South Carolina Room, containing history and genealogy information for the county. The room is open during all normal library hours. Laurens city newspapers are housed at the Laurens Library as well. However the Clinton newspaper, Clinton Chronicle, is housed at the Presbyterian College library in Clinton.
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