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Black and white photograph of Eugene Figg

Eugene C. Figg

Eugene Figg was a structural engineer who designed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay.

Joseph B. Bethea United Methodist Church.

Joseph Benjamin Bethea

Dillon native Bishop Joseph Benjamin Bethea was the first African-American bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

A young Sarah Mae Flemming wearing a dark dress and light pearl necklace.

Sarah Mae Flemming

Sarah Mae Flemming sued bus owners in Columbia, SC for an incident that occurred 17 months before Rosa Parks took her stand in Montgomery, Alabama.

Portrait of Andrew Pickens

Andrew Pickens

Andrew Pickens was a militia leader in the American Revolutionary War and US Representative from Abbeville County, SC.

A brown brick and white accented church.

Anderson County

Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named for Revolutionary War general Robert Anderson (1741-1812).

A large white house with huge columns, dark windows, and gray stairs that leads out to a manicured green lawn.

Aiken County

Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.

A gray building with red accents and a dark gray roof.

McCormick County

McCormick County and its county seat, the town of McCormick, were named for inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884).

A black and white lighthouse nestle between green trees next to a sandy beach.

Beaufort County

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.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Dog

The Boykin Spaniel is the only dog initially bred by South Carolinians and has developed into a breed of superb hunting instincts and mild temperament. In 1985, the Boykin Spaniel was designated the official State Dog of South Carolina. 

South Carolina Glossary

A large building with a large dome shaped roof and multiple white columns.

city hall

(noun) - the building that houses a city's government