49 Facts About South Carolina State Worth Knowing About Story

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Introduction

49 Facts About South Carolina State Worth Knowing About Story

Some facts about South Carolina state include that it is shaped like a triangle, it...

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Fun Facts About South Carolina

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The Angel Oak tree is famous in South Carolina

It's at least 400 to 500 years old, but some people think it's at least...

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South Carolina has lots of golf courses

There are hundreds of golf courses scattered throughout the state; in particular, Myrtle Beach alone...

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The official state hospitality beverage is sweet tea

It was designated as South Carolina's official hospitality beverage in 1995 as a way to...

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The South Carolina state bird is the Carolina Wren

It became the official state bird in 1948. Prior to this, the state bird was...

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The South Carolina state animal is the whitetail deer

It was designated as the state animal in 1972. You can spot the animal by...

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The South Carolina state flower is the Yellow Jessamine

It was adopted as the official state flower on February 1st, 1924. The flower is...

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The first South Carolina state motto is "dum spiro spero"

This motto means, "While I breathe, I hope." The other state motto is "Animus Opibusque...

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The South Carolina state amphibian is the salamander

A class of third graders in Spartanburg, South Carolina, petitioned for the salamander to be...

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The South Carolina state tree is the Sabal Palmetto

The tree was important during the Revolutionary War as its wood was used to build...

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The South Carolina state picnic cuisine is barbeque

It was designated as such in 2014, and the state is referred to as the...

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The South Carolina state vegetable is collard greens

They were designated as the official state vegetable in 2011 when pushed by third grader...

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South Carolina is unique in that it has two official state songs

The first is "Carolina," which was named the official state song in 1911. It was...

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South Carolina has a state stone and a state gemstone

The state gemstone is the amethyst adopted by the state in 1969; it is found...

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South Carolina produces the second most prolific harvest of peaches in the US

The only state that grows more is California. There are over 30 varieties in the...

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The oldest minor league baseball stadium in the US is in South Carolina

Duncan Park Baseball Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina, opened in 1926. It is the oldest...

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Funny Facts About South Carolina

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Morgan Island, South Carolina, is known as 'Monkey Island'

The monkeys were sent here to protect themselves after a virus killed a lot of...

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The UFO Welcome Center is in South Carolina

This attraction was constructed by Jody Pendarvis in Bowman, South Carolina. He created it as...

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There is an annual South Carolina Poultry Festival

The festival is in Batesburg-Leesville and it takes place in the second week of May...

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The South Carolina state snack is a boiled peanut

The humble peanut was designated as the official South Carolina state snack in 2006. The...

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The shape of South Carolina is a triangle

Its unique shape is an inverted triangle, with one point to the south, one to...

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Interesting Facts About South Carolina

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The lowest point in South Carolina is the Atlantic Ocean

The ocean borders the east side of the state. The coastline along South Carolina is...

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South Carolina is the 23rd-largest state

It is just smaller than Minnesota, which has approximately 500,000 more people. And South Carolina...

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South Carolina derived its name from King Charles I of England

The city of Charleston is also named after him. The city was originally called Charles...

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South Carolina used to be part of Carolina

The colony was split into two states in the early 1700s. The split was due...

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The state fair is held in October every year

The state fair is held in October every year. The state fair is a great...

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The capital of South Carolina is Columbia

It is also the biggest city in South Carolina, with a population of nearly 140,000...

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There are many famous South Carolinians

Baseball player 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson was born in South Carolina. Some actors born in the...

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There are 90,000 acres of South Carolina state parks

A vast landscape of parks covers a pretty large chunk of South Carolina. This feature...

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The South Carolina state flag has a Palmetto tree and a moon on it

The flag was adopted by the state on January 28th, 1861, after the state seceded...

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South Carolina's population is just over 5.19 million people

Between 2010 and 2020, the population of South Carolina increased by nearly 500,000 people. And...

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The 20th century in South Carolina was a turning point in the state

The long-overdue civil rights movement was revolutionary in improving the lifestyles of enslaved people living...

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Native Americans still live in South Carolina today

Native Americans greeted the early French and Spanish explorers in the 1500s. The settlements of...

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There are four regions in South Carolina

They are pretty evenly sized in terms of land mass. The first is Upstate in...

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Weird Facts About South Carolina

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Palmetto State is South Carolina's nickname.

It is named after the state tree, the Palmetto tree, which is common throughout the...

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South Carolina is only bordered by two other states

The north border of the state is shared with North Carolina. This border did not...

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The Atlantic Coastal Plain makes up the eastern two-thirds of the state

The region is defined by its geography, which is heavily influenced by its proximity to...

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The Blue Ridge Mountains make up the western third of the state

There are many state parks in the area. These state parks are home to a...

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The South Carolina state insect is the Carolina Mantid

It was designated as the official state insect in 1988. The bug is native to...

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Scary Facts About South Carolina

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The Old City Jail is in Charleston, South Carolina

It is considered to be the most haunted building in Charleston. It was used as...

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The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp is a mysterious resident of South Carolina

The first sighting of him occurred in 1988 by a 17-year-old boy. Today there are...

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Some South Carolina state symbols include the sword and a mace

There is a sword used in the state senate that is presented on a cradle...

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The highest point in South Carolina is Sassafras Mountain

The mountain is part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Province. The highest point on the...

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The highest cascade in eastern America is in South Carolina

Upper Whitewater Falls is 411 feet high, and the Lower Whitewater Falls is 400 feet...

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South Carolina History Facts

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The first Civil War battle was at Fort Sumter

The war officially started on April 12th, 1861, when the Confederacy took the first shots...

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There were more than 200 battles in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War

The state was one of the first 13 colonies and was important in helping to...

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The first settlers in South Carolina were the English

The Spanish and French had discovered the area previously but at the time did not...

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Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina

He was the 7th president, serving two terms from 1829 to 1837. He was born...

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South Carolina became a state on May 23rd, 1788

South Carolina was the 8th state and one of the 13 original colonies. The state...

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South Carolina was the first state to leave the Union during the Civil War

The state left the Union in December 1860. It was not long after Abraham Lincoln...

Conclusion

Conclusion

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