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An older man wear a baby blue suit jacket and hold a brown and white banjo.

Don Reno

Don Reno was a bluegrass and country musician from Spartanburg, SC.

Esau Jenkins with bus used to provide students with transportation

Esau Jenkins

Esau Jenkins was a South Carolina African American Human Rights leader, businessman, local preacher, and community organizer.

Darla Moore wearing a blue pinstripe suit

Darla Moore

Darla Dee Moore is an investor and philanthropist. 

Color photograph of James Hopkins Adams

James Hopkins Adams

66th Governor of South Carolina

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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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Greenwood County

Greenwood County takes its name from its county seat, Greenwood. The city of Greenwood was named around 1824 for the plantation of an early resident, John McGehee.

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Georgetown County

Georgetown County and its county seat, Georgetown, were named for King George II of England.

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Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County and its county seat, Orangeburg, were named for William IV (1711-1751), Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George II.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Duck

The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) was designated the official State Duck by Act Number 58 of 2009. Wood Ducks tend to habitat in woodland ponds, lakes, swamps, and marshes feeding on the vegetation and insects. 

South Carolina Glossary

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legislature

(noun) - a governmental body with the power to make, amend and repeal laws. In South Carolina, the legislature is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.