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Willie Jeffries holding football with stadium in background

Willie Jeffries

Union native Willie Jeffries was the head football coach at South Carolina State University.

A woman wearing a patterned dress with a golden turtle broach.

Dorris Wright

Dorris Wright is a Civil Rights Activist and was one of the participants in the "Greenville Eight" protest.

A stern looking John C. Calhoun wearing a dark suit and light color undershirt.

John C. Calhoun

Born in McCormick County, John Calhoun was a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the 7th Vice-President of the United States.

A smiling Samuel E. Wright

Samuel E. Wright

Samuel Edward Wright is an actor and singer. He is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid

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Clarendon County

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

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Laurens County

Laurens County and its county seat, Laurens, were named for Revolutionary War leader Henry Laurens (1724-1792).

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

Florence County

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

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Williamsburg County

Williamsburg County was probably named for King William III of England (1650-1702). Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot settlers began moving into this part of the Lowcountry around 1732.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Marine Mammal

The intelligent Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was designated as the official State Marine Mammal by Act Number 58 of 2009. The bottlenose dolphins are protected in U.S. waters under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. 

South Carolina Glossary

Documentation of the Declaration of Independence.

Declaration of Independence

(noun) - the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain