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Painting of John Faucheraud Grimké

John Faucheraud Grimké

Legislator, jurist

Black and white photograph of Richard Greener

Richard Theodore Greener

Teacher, diplomat

A young Edwin Seibels.

Edwin G. Seibels

Edwin Seibels was a businessman from Edgefield, SC, who invented a vertical filing system that revolutionized record-keeping.

A brown brick and white column building behind a large mossy tree and next to a white clock tower.

Horry County

Horry County was named for Revolutionary War hero Peter Horry (1743-1815). The county was originally a part of the Georgetown District, and at one time, it was called Kingston.

A brick house with large white prominent columns in the front of the house.

Lee County

Lee County was named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).

A large stone building with a large dome on top of the building.

Richland County

Richland County was probably named for its "rich land." The county was formed in 1785 as part of the large Camden District.

Round brick buildings covered in snow and ice.

Lexington County

Lexington County and its county seat, the town of Lexington, were named for the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, the first battle of the American Revolution.

South Carolina Facts

Palmetto-tree, and old custom-house, at Charleston, South Carolina

South Carolina's Nickname

South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State in honor of the Palmetto tree, but did you know that South Carolina was nicknamed the Iodine State at one point? South Carolina received this name due to the large percentage of iodine found in the vegetation growing in the state. 

South Carolina Glossary


(noun) - the time before people began recording history in writing