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Larry Francis Lebby

Larry Francis Lebby was an artist best known for his portraits of former United States president Jimmy Carter, Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Modjeska Simpkins.

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Rollin Sisters

Born to an aristocratic free Black family in Charleston, the Sisters were noted for their influence and political savvy in Reconstruction politics.

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.

An older man with a deep receding hairline and pronounced forehead wrinkles.

Morris Brown

Morris Brown was one of the founders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

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Oconee County

Oconee County takes its name from a Native American word meaning "water eyes of the hills." It was formed in 1868 from Pickens District, and the county seat is Walhalla.

A brick house with large white prominent columns in the front of the house.

Lee County

Lee County was named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).

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.

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Colleton County

Colleton County was named for one of the Lords Proprietors, Sir John Colleton (1608-1666).

South Carolina Facts

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The State Sword of South Carolina

The State Sword of South Carolina is a symbol for the South Carolina Senate and is placed in a cradle on the Senate rostrum whenever the Senate is in session. The current Sword was presented to the Senate on February 20, 1951, as a gift to South Carolina by Lord Halifax, former British ambassador to the United States, after learning of the theft of the original sword. 

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