Explore the tapestry of South Carolina history in Lake City.

In another century and another time, South Carolina was the beating heart of the movements and events that shaped our country. Today, visitors from around the world visit us to learn more about those times: the way our forebears lived, the wars they fought and the sacrifices they made to ensure a better life for generations to come.

If you’re visiting South Carolina, be sure to put Lake City on your list of stops. Experience our gorgeous 19th-century architecture and learn about the major role we’ve played in agriculture through the years. Whether you’re taking a South Carolina history side trip from your Myrtle Beach vacation, or passing through while visiting Fort Sumter and other Civil War sites in the area, be sure to visit one of the towns that make up the fabric of South Carolina history.

National Bean Market

One of the largest green bean markets in the world during its heyday, the Bean Market today provides a link to South Carolina's past. The Bean Market is also Lake City’s community gathering space, and is host to the weekly Farmers’ Market, as well as special events like the “Writers in the Round” concert featuring Frank Rogers, producer and songwriter of 36 number-one country hits.

Learn More

Historical Society

Genealogists and historians alike will find plenty of resources and records at our local Lynches Lake Historical Society.

Learn More