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Coastal Plain

(noun) - a large, relatively flat region of southern South Carolina characterized by meandering rivers, swamps, agriculture,and pine forests

Coastal Zone

(noun) - the coastal region of South Carolina characterized by beaches, dunes, marshes, seaports, and tourism, sometimes referred to as the "lowcountry"


(noun) - a group of emigrants who settle in a distant land, but remain connected to their parent country


(noun) - a group of people who share the same language, manners, tradition, geographic location, and law


(noun) - the planned management of natural resources to prevent loss, destruction, or waste

cotton gin

(noun) - a machine invented in 1793 by Eli Whitney for separating cotton fibers from cotton seeds


(noun) - a land area of local government within a state. South Carolina has 46 counties.

county seat

(noun) - the city or town where the offices of county government are located


(noun) - the blending of several cultures and languages created from long-lasting and persistent contact among different cultures and peoples