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Ron Rash

Ron Rash is a poet and novelist from Chester, SC.

Blue Sky wearing a cowboy style straw hat, white dress sitting in a cafe.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky is a contemporary painter and sculptor known for his large murals and public sculptures.

An older man in a black cowboy hat holding a homemade guitar.

Mac Arnold

Mac Arnold is a blues musician from Pelzer, South Carolina. He is best known for his gas can guitars.

James Bonham in a brown coat and white necktie

James Butler Bonham

Born near Red Bank, James Butler Bonham was a soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

A large wooden house with a dark green roof and brick chimneys

Marlboro County

Marlboro County was named after John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).

A wooden triangle held up by a wooden contraption with two long metal poles extending from wooden triangle.

Dillon County

Dillon County was named for James W. Dillon (1826-1913), a prominent local resident.

A square brick building with three curved archways for the front door and windows.

Union County

Union County was named for the old Union Church, which served both the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in the area.

A brown brick and white column building behind a large mossy tree and next to a white clock tower.

Horry County

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.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Tree

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. 

South Carolina Glossary

Buildings with a large wooden in front of it. Debris lays outside the fence.

Civil War

(noun) - the war fought between the northern states and the southern states in the 1860s