Historical Commission

The purpose of the Historical Commission is to preserve and identify places and things of historical significance in Lancaster County. The Commission selects markers and is responsible for the upkeep of historical sites in the county. They work with the State Park Commission in maintenance of the state park at the Andrew Jackson birthplace. They are authorized to receive and disburse funds within its budget, compile, print and seal historical pamphlets and books. The commission works with other groups, agencies and organizations in promoting events of an historical nature. The Historical Commission published the 2000 Historical Calendar of Lancaster County.

Authority: Established by the South Carolina General Assembly by Act #48 of 1953. Ordinance adopted by the Lancaster County Council on 7/25/94 (#240). Amended by the Lancaster County Council on 3/29/99 (#324).

Governing Body: The Lancaster County Historical Commission is composed of 7 members representing the 7 County Council Districts. Residency in the council member’s district is not required. The Commission also consists of six at-large non-voting advisory members appointed by the Lancaster County Council.

Term of Office: 4-year terms. Members may serve 2 consecutive terms, but will thereafter be ineligible for appointment for a period of two years.

Meetings: Every other month (beginning in January) on the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. (various locations), and at other times at the call of the chair.

Marcia Houston Advisory Member 6/30/2023
James Hill  Advisory Member 6/30/2023
Ronald Patton Advisory Member 6/30/2024
Amber Pelham Advisory Member 6/30/2025
Jill Knight Advisory Member 6/30/2023
Don Frangenberg Advisory Member 6/30/2023
Jerry Marcus District 1 6/30/2025
Cathie Catoe District 2 6/30/2023
Fred Witherspoon District 3 6/30/2025
Robbie Knight District 4 6/30/2023
Joe Grier District 5 6/30/2025
Ann Christie  District 6 6/30/2023
Miles Gardner  District 7 6/30/2023