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Thomas Sumter was a distinguished general in the Revolutionary War who lived in Sumter County.
Kary Mullis grew up in Columbia, SC, and was an esteemed biochemist and Nobel laureate.
Lloyd "Fig" Newton was the first African American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
Allendale County and its county seat of Allendale were named for the Allen family, one of whose members, Paul Allen, was the town's first postmaster.
Clarendon County was named for Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1608/9-1674), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.
Both Beaufort County and its county seat Beaufort were named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.
Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.
The beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly was designated the official Butterfly of the State by Act Number 319 of 1994. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail can be seen in deciduous woods, along streams, rivers and wooded swamps, and in towns and cities throughout South Carolina.
(noun) - land set apart by the US government for the use of Native Americans.