(1682-1745) Born in England, Charles Craven was the governor of the colony of South Carolina from 1711-1716 and held office during the end of the Tuscarora War and the beginning of the Yemassee War.
(1816-1875) Born in Laurens County, SC, Ann Pamela Cunningham was the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association that purchased and preserved Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.
(1798-1872) Born in Charleston, SC, Samuel Henry Dickson was a poet, physician, writer and educator. He was one of the founders of the Medical College of South Carolina (now the Medical University of South Carolina).
(about 1801- about 1870s) David Drake lived in Edgefield as a slave and, after the Civil War, as a freed man who made distinctive stoneware pottery, often engraved with short poems or couplets.
(1935- ) Colonel Charles Moss Duke, Jr. is a retired USAF Brigadier General and former NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born in Charlotte, NC and attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, SC.