County Historian

Brian holding the $4,000,000 check from the Carolyn “Bet” Norment Phillips Estate given for the purpose of building a Darlington County Museum.
Brian E. Gandy


 Here is a little background for those who do not know anything about Brian:

A native of Darlington County and resides in the Antioch Community of Hartsville. He is the son of Tim & Doris Gandy, Doris being the former Historian.  Prior to joining the Commission, Brian spent the last 15 years as an Operations Manager for Wal-Mart. During this time he has also been very active in the Historical circles around Darlington County. He has served as both Treasurer and President for the Darlington County Historical Society and moderated the Society’s “Today in History” daily Facebook post. Brian also maintains regular speaking engagements throughout the County covering historical topics and genealogy. He is noted for his extensive collection of historical photographs of Darlington County and the past two Historical Calendars that he researched and published for the Society. Brian is currently serving as a Chancellor for the University South Caroliniana Society, term ending 2021. 

His undergraduate work was done at Francis Marion University with graduate studies at Gardner-Webb University.

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