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Ellen Murray

Ellen Murray co-founded the Penn Center with Laura Towne.

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Nina Mae McKinney

Nina Mae Mckinney was one of the first Black leading actresses in Hollywood.

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Robert Blair Campbell

Born in Marlboro County, Robert Blair Campbell was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina's 3rd district.

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Thomas Green Clemson

Thomas Green Clemson was a statesman, ambassador, US Superintendent of Agriculture, and founder of Clemson University.

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Union County

Union County was named for the old Union Church, which served both the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in the area.

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Cherokee County

Cherokee County was named after the Cherokee Indians who once made it their home.

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Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County was named for the English statesman Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773).

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Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County and its county seat, the city of Spartanburg, were named for the Spartan Regiment, a local militia unit that fought in the Revolutionary War.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Songs

South Carolina has two official State Songs: "Carolina" and "South Carolina on My Mind."

"Carolina" was written by Henry Timrod and set to music by Anne C. Burgess. On February 11, 1911, the song was designated as the State Song by a Concurrent Resolution. 

"South Carolina on My Mind" was composed and recorded by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge in 1980. On March 8, 1984, the song was designated as the State Song by Act Number 302 of 1984. 

South Carolina Glossary

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