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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.
Lee County was named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).
Richland County was probably named for its "rich land." The county was formed in 1785 as part of the large Camden District.
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 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.
(noun) - the time before people began recording history in writing