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Ron Rash is a poet and novelist from Chester, SC.
Blue Sky is a contemporary painter and sculptor known for his large murals and public sculptures.
Mac Arnold is a blues musician from Pelzer, South Carolina. He is best known for his gas can guitars.
Born near Red Bank, James Butler Bonham was a soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.
Marlboro County was named after John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).
Dillon County was named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), a prominent local resident.
Union County was named for the old Union Church, which served both the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in the area.
Horry County was named for Revolutionary War hero Peter Horry (1743-1815). The county was originally a part of the Georgetown District, and at one time, it was called Kingston.
The hardy Palmetto Tree (Inodes palmetto or Sabal palmetto) was designated as the official State Tree by Joint Resolution Number 63 on March 17, 1939. It is believed that the Palmetto tree was symbolical of the defeat of the British fleet at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island due to the fact that the Palmetto logs absorbed the impact of the cannonballs.
(noun) - the war fought between the northern states and the southern states in the 1860s