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Linda Martell wearing a dark cowboy hat cocked to the side and holding a guitar.

Linda Martell

Linda Martell is a singer. She became the first commercially successful black female artist in the country music field and the first to play the Grand Ole Opry. 

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney wearing a powdered wig and a black and gold coat

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was a South Carolina lawyer and signer of the United States Constitution.

Smiling Dinah Johnson

Dinah Johnson

Dinah Johnson is a Children's book author and educator.

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Darlington County

The origin of the name of Darlington County is uncertain, but it may have been named for Darlington, England.

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Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County and its county seat, Orangeburg, were named for William IV (1711-1751), Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George II.

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Barnwell County

Barnwell County and its county seat of Barnwell were named for Revolutionary War leader John Barnwell (1748-1800).

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McCormick County

McCormick County and its county seat, the town of McCormick, were named for inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Fossil

The Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) was designated as the official State Fossil by Act Number 177 of 2014. The Columbian mammoth was named after Christopher Columbus. The discovery of fossilized mammoth teeth in a South Carolina swamp in 1725 was credited as the first scientific identification of a North American vertebrate fossil. 

South Carolina Glossary

different ears of corn in shades of red, black, gold, and light yellow


(noun) - a tall annual cereal grass (Zea mays) originally domesticated in Mexico and widely grown for its large elongated ears of starchy seeds