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William Campbell


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Eugenia Duke

Eugenia Duke created Duke's Mayonnaise

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Henry Middleton

Henry Middleton was the 2nd President of the Continental Congress and served as President of the provincial congress and senator in the newly created South Carolina Government.

Front cover of his book

Ennis Rees

Ennis Rees was a poet, children's author, and professor. He was named by Governor Riley as the third South Carolina Poet Laureate from 1984 to 1985.

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Pickens County

Pickens County was named for Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens (1739-1817).

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Beaufort County

Both Beaufort County and its county seat Beaufort were named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

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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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Calhoun County

Calhoun County was named for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), who served as the United States vice president, secretary of state and of war, and senator.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina Population

South Carolina is the 23rd largest state in population in the United States. The 2021 population is 5,179,334. Below is a table of the most populated cities and counties in South Carolina. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - a tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) originally domesticated in Mexico and widely grown for its large elongated ears of starchy seeds