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Ulysses Dove

Ulysses Dove

Ulysses Dove was one of the most innovative contemporary choreographers of the past half-century.

William Henry Gist wearing a dark coat over a light colored vest.

William Henry Gist

William Henry Gist was the governor of South Carolina from 1858-1860 and a leader of the secession movement.

Bronze statue of Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey was a free Black pastor and community leader in Charleston, South Carolina, who was accused and convicted of planning a major slave revolt in 1822. 

William Aiken Walker wearing a black hat.

William Aiken Walker

William Aiken Walker was a painter from Charleston, SC who specialized in rural farm and plantation scenes.

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Newberry County

The origin of the name Newberry is unknown. The county was formed in 1785 as a part of the Ninety Six District.

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McCormick County

McCormick County and its county seat, the town of McCormick, were named for inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884).

A large wooden house with a dark green roof and brick chimneys

Marlboro County

Marlboro County was named after John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).

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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

Solidago, Goldenrod

South Carolina State Wildflower

The weedy herb, Goldenrod (Solidago), was designated as the official State Wildflower by Act Number 31 of 2003. The Goldenrod is a hardy plant with tiny bright yellow flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. 

South Carolina Glossary

Text of Emancipation Proclamation with two U.S. flags and eagle over Abraham Lincoln.

Emancipation Proclamation

(noun) - a proclamation issued by President Lincoln in September 1862, effective January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in all territory still at war with the Union