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Daniel Chamberlain wearing a dark coat over a dark suit. He is sitting down.

Daniel Henry Chamberlain

Daniel Henry Chamberlain was the governor of South Carolina from 1874-1876.

A standing woman holding a baby in front of a group of women.

Maude Evelyn Daniel Callen

Maude Callen served as a nurse and midwife to the poor people of Berkeley County, SC

Color photograph of Nathalie Dupree making biscuits

Nathalie Dupree

Nathalie Dupree is an author, chef, and cooking show host whose work has focused on Southern cuisine.

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Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford is the 115th of South Carolina.

A wooden building with a red rooftop.

Kershaw County

Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.

a small white house with a half wrap around porch.

Chester County

Chester County and its county seat, the city of Chester, were named for Chester County, Pennsylvania.

A red wooden building with a metal tin roof.

Clarendon County

Clarendon County was named for Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1608/9-1674), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

A brick building with white sliding at the top of the front entrance.

Marion County

Marion County and its county seat, the town of Marion, were named for Revolutionary War general Francis Marion (1732-1795), known as the "Swamp Fox."

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Grass

Indian Grass was designated as the official State Grass by Act Number 94 of 2001. Indian Grass can be used to make baskets. 

South Carolina Glossary

A sticker with an American flag and "I Voted" in blue text.


(noun) - a form of government where the people rule, either directly or by voting for representatives