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Andrew Jackson wearing a black and gold uniform with a paint of a white horse and trees in the background.

Andrew Jackson

Born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, Andrew Jackson was the President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

Black and white sketch of Rawlins Lowndes profile.

Rawlins Lowndes

Lawyer, Provost-Marshall, South Carolina Senate, South Carolina House of Representatives; Charleston, SC

Bobby Richardson in a light and dark New York Yankees baseball uniform

Bobby Richardson

Bobby Richardson is a former professional baseball second baseman.

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Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County was named for the English statesman Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773).

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Saluda County

Saluda County was named for the Saluda River, which forms one of its borders. The county was established in 1895 from part of Edgefield County, and the county seat is the town of Saluda.

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Bamberg County

Bamberg County and its county seat, Bamberg, were named for local resident William Seaborn Bamberg (1820-1858) and other members of the Bamberg family.

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Barnwell County

Barnwell County and its county seat of Barnwell were named for Revolutionary War leader John Barnwell (1748-1800).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Insect

The native Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis Carolina) was designated as the official State Insect by Act Number 591 of 1988. As a beneficial insect, the Carolina Mantid consumes pest insects that could otherwise damage or destroy flowers and produce. 

South Carolina Glossary

A large metal machine with large black wheels parked in the middle of a green field.


(noun) - the supply of dry land with water through ditches, sprinklers, and other applications