(1928- ) Betsy Byars is an author of children’s books who lives in Seneca, South Carolina. She won a Newbery Medal for her novel, Summer of the Swans.

(1943-2006) Dave Cockrum was a comic book artist who overhauled the look of the X-Men series and helped popularize the Marvel Comics title. He lived in Belton, SC.

(1934- ) Dori Sanders is a peach farmer from York County, who wrote the best-selling book Clover.