Greenwood County Historical Society

About Us

Board Members



Mike Pitko - President 

Mike French - 1st Vice President 

Gib Rhodes - 2nd Vice President 

Kevin Hough - Treasurer

Hazel Russell - Museum Board Sec.

Faith Butler - Historian

Board Members

Dru Land 

Dusty Booth

John Bills

Barbara Nicholas 

Becky Lindamood

About Us

What started as a friendly effort to help people find their Greenwood County family origins, has developed into an impressive service to Historical Society members and friends and to correspondents living half a continent away. The museum has gradually acquired a number of research tools -- census records, an obituary file, cemetery records and family information files. Some records have been furnished by the Genealogical Society, old newspapers have been donated by the Herald office and by individuals. Much family information has been contributed by correspondents seeking family records. Collections of this correspondence have been added to by still other members of the same families. Until now several cabinets were needed to store this information about many Greenwood County families. Hardly a day goes by without at least one guest in our research department and at least one letter of genealogical inquiry arriving by mail. There are small fees for research, depending on the amount of research and copies that are required, but donations from satisfied patrons benefit both the museum and the donors. All gifts are tax deductible. Names of the correspondents have been added to our list of newsletter recipients and as a result the museum has sold many memberships and copies of Greenwood County histories to purchasers throughout the nation.

We have a large microfilm library consisting of newspapers and  census records.  We also have many files such as obituaries, marriage records, cemetery files, school files, and other newspaper indexes that we use and maintain for genealogical purposes along with phone and city directories, birth records, and maps.


Contact Us


Phone: 620-583-6682

Greenwood County Historical Society

(620) 583-6682


Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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