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Preserve, Restore, and Remember

Historic Hagood-Mauldin House

Welcome to the Pickens County Historical Society website. 
Return often for current events and project updates 
from the historic heart of the Upcountry.

"Together, we make history here..."

We are chartered for the purpose of perpetuating and disseminating the 
historical knowledge, artifacts, and heritage from pre-historic times to 
the present and protecting historically significant structures, places, and 
elements of Pickens County and South Carolina. Founded in 1958, the 
Pickens County Historical Society is an active, community-engaged 
organization of over eight hundred members.

Partnering with numerous other organizations and government agencies, 
we are involved in many projects that benefit the people and interests of 
our region. We encourage your interest, support, and membership.

The Carpenter's Wheel quilt block has been placed on the 
grounds of the historic Hagood-Mauldin House and is part of the Upcountry Heritage Quilt Trail. The block was selected by Una Welborn since it is an 1850's pattern and the house was originally built in the 1850's in the town of 
Pickens Court House at the Keowee River. In 1868 Pickens District was 
divided into Oconee and Pickens Counties with the river as the county line. 
Mr. James E. Hagood had his house completely disassembled and the 
elements hauled by wagon fourteen miles to the new county seat of Pickens. Because of the considerable carpentry involved in the process, Una Welborn chose the Carpenter's Wheel quilt block for the site.

The single-post frame for the quilt square was designed and built by Ken Nabors, President of the Pickens County Historical Society. His design 
includes points that compliment the sharp points in the quilt pattern. He 
carved the finial from wood from the old white oak tree that stood for ages 
in the Old Pickens Presbyterian Churchyard.

For more information about the Heritage Quilt Trail, visit

2017 BOARD

Pickens County
Historical Society Board
meets at 1 p.m. in the
Pickens Village Library.
January 9 • February 6 • March 6 April 3 • May 1 • June 5 • July 3 August 7 • September 11
 October 2 • November 6
PCHS Board does not meet
in December.