(1617-1675) Hilton Head Island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663, identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which he named “Hilton’s Head” after himself.
(1876-1973) Anna Hyatt Huntington was a well-known sculptor who, along with her husband, established Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County as a public garden and figurative sculpture gallery.
(1887–1951) Considered one of the most outstanding hitters in the history of baseball, Joe Jackson's career .356 batting average is the third highest in history, after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby.
(1930- ) Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, SC, and is an influential contemporary artist in the genres of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. He often uses symbols such as numbers, the US flag, and maps in his works.
(mid to late 1600s-1711) John Lawson was a British explorer, naturalist, and writer who explored the Carolina backcountry and published the first natural historical survey of the area in the book A New Voyage