Somewhere along the way I have neglected to promote the digitized materials on the State Archives web site. For genealogists the best resources they have are the Confederate Pensions and the South Carolina County Will Transcripts from 1782-1855. Everything is indexed and digitized. The images that I checked were crisp and easy to read.
The images of the Criminal Court records from 1769-1891 are great reading. The early ones all say the "king vs. so and so". very cool!
The link on the title goes directly to the indexes but I will keep one on my list to the right.