Open Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat & Sun Closed
About Us
Open Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sat & Sun Closed
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238 East Main Street
Lake City, SC 29560

Our History

Located in the historic Whitehead Infirmary building, Lynches Lake Historical Society keeps the love of local history alive in Lake City! “Lynches Lake” was a geographical designation on plats & maps during the Colonial era, before there were many named towns. Lynches Lake was frequently cited as home to many patriots in Francis Marion’s brigade, with modern day Lake City located at the western tip of the northern branch of Lynches Lake.

Lynches Lake Historical Society offers many programs for the history lover, including the Lynches Lake Museum that features artifacts from the Native American period to the 1950’s. The Research Center has a library of microfilm, plats, deeds, wills, church & school records, and city council meeting minutes, all of which could aid a researcher.  

Our Staff

Kent Daniels
Museum Director
Dale Smith
Museum Curator
Zach Blankenship
Museum Assistant
Randall Schurlknight
Assistant Coordinator/Event Coordinator

Our Mission

The Lynches Lake Historical Society is dedicated to collect, preserve, and make available materials relating to the history of the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. Through a broad range of activities, the historical society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of the history of the Pee Dee area's heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing history of the Pee Dee area of South Carolina today.

Vision Statement

The Lynches Lake Historical Society will be dedicated to acquiring and share knowledge of the history of the Pee Dee area of South Carolina with Society members and the community at large. In pursuit of this vision, LLHS will: Identify, collect, and preserve materials related to the Pee Dee area of South Carolina with consideration for other areas of the state when appropriate; Encourage excellence in research, documentation, and interpretation of such historical materials; Provide public access to historical materials in its collection; Promote discussion and discourse of historical subjects among its members and the community.