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Union native Willie Jeffries was the head football coach at South Carolina State University.
Dorris Wright is a Civil Rights Activist and was one of the participants in the "Greenville Eight" protest.
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.
Samuel Edward Wright is an actor and singer. He is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid
Clarendon County was named for Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1608/9-1674), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.
Laurens County and its county seat, Laurens, were named for Revolutionary War leader Henry Laurens (1724-1792).
Florence County took its name from its county seat, the city of Florence.
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.
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.
(noun) - the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain