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Black and white photo of Marion Wilkinson

Marion Birnie Wilkinson

Social reformer, black women’s club leader

Photograph of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith on August 19, 1944.

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an artist during the Charleston Renaissance known for her watercolors and woodblock prints.

Color painting of Peter Horry with his horse

Peter Horry

Planter, solider, legislator

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.

a light blue building with a whitish-gray roof next to a railroad track.

Lancaster County

Lancaster County and its county seat of Lancaster were named for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

A light brown and cream building with a metal roof and two small brick chimneys

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.

U.S. Post Office, Florence, South Carolina, in 1938.

Florence County

Florence County took its name from its county seat, the city of Florence.

 A white church surrounded by a black fence and gray grave stones.

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.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Hospitality Beverage

Tea was designated as the official State Hospitality Beverage by Act Number 31 of 1995. South Carolina was the first state to grow tea in the United States and the birthplace of the sweet tea beverage. 

South Carolina Glossary

Rebel yell

(noun) - a battle cry used by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War