From Spartanburg, SC, Tommy Caldwell was the bassist and original frontman for The Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980.
Born in McCormick County, John Calhoun was a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the 7th Vice-President of the United States.
Maude Callen served as a nurse and midwife to the poor people of Berkeley County, SC
Born in Hilton Head Island, SC, Emory Shaw Campbell is an author and community leader among the Gullah people who live in the coastal Lowcountry region of South Carolina.
Born in Greenville, SC, Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman and Governor of South Carolina from 1987-1995.
Born in Marlboro County, Robert Blair Campbell was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina's 3rd district.
Born in Charleston, SC, Francis Cardozo was a leading political figure in the Radical Reconstruction political environment and the first African American to hold a statewide office in the United States.
Wilbur Joseph Case was a writer and journalist known for writing The Mind of the South.
Daniel Henry Chamberlain was the governor of South Carolina from 1874-1876.
Born in Spring Gulley (Andrews, SC) with the name Ernest Evans, Chubby Checker is a singer best known for “The Twist.”
Born near Statesburg, SC, Mary Boykin Chesnut was married to an aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and she kept a famous diary vividly describing events during the Civil War.
Born in Charleston, SC Alice Childress was a novelist, playwright, and actress. She is known as the only African-American woman to have written, produced, and published plays for four decades.
Mark Wayne Clark was a U.S. Army officer during World War II. He commanded the Allied forces during the successful Italian campaign against the Axis powers.
Septima Poinsette Clark was an African American educator and activist for equal rights who worked with the NAACP and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thomas Green Clemson was a statesman, ambassador, US Superintendent of Agriculture, and founder of Clemson University.
Benjamin Cleveland was an officer in the North Carolina militia during the American Revolution and a resident of Oconee County.
Mignon L. Clyburn was the first African American woman to head the Federal Communications Commission.
James Enos Clyburn is a U.S. Congressman and a democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gilda Cobb-Hunter is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 66 in Orangeburg County.
Dave Cockrum is most known for being the creator of Marvel's X-Men characters, Thunderbird, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Storm.
(1540) The leader of a powerful chiefdom, the “Lady” of Cofitachiqui encountered Hernando de Soto and his conquistadors in 1540 as they passed through her territory (probably near the modern town of Camden). Narratives by the Spanish, including Garcilaso de la Vega, portray the encounter as a chivalrous and romantic one, in which the Lady formed a pact of friendship and peace with de Soto by offering him a magnificent strand of pearls from around her neck and graciously supplying provisions.
Businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist born in Darlington, SC. Coker was educated at the Citadel and Harvard where he studied to better prepare himself for managing agricultural property.
Wife of James Lide Coker III, Elizabeth Boatwright Coker was the author of nine historical romance novels based on southern and South Carolina cultural life.
David Robert Coker was a Hartsville, SC businessman and philanthropist who founded the “Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Catalogue” in 1914.
Stephen Tyrone Colbert is a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report.
Charleston native, Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman is a chemist, a former U.S. Air Force colonel, and a retired NASA astronaut.
Adrienne Monique Coleman is an actress best known for her role in Disney's High School Musical movies.
Mike Colter is an actor best known for his role as Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Pat Conroy was a popular novelist who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.
Thomas Cooper was a professor, philosopher, and second president of South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, from 1820-1833.
Thomas Coram was an 18th-century landscape artist who painted the Mulberry Plantation in Berkeley County, SC.
James Jude Courtney is an actor best known for playing Michael Myers in the Halloween film franchise.
Nappy Brown was an R&B singer best known for his hits "Don't Be Angry" and "Little By Little."
Bennie Lee Cunningham, Jr. was a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ann Pamela Cunningham was the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association that purchased and preserved Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.