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49th Governor of South Carolina
Alma Levant Hayden was a chemist and one of the first African American women to work as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s.
Born in Cheraw, SC, Virginia McLaurin is a community volunteer and supercentenarian.
Stephen Tyrone Colbert is a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report.
Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.
Jasper County was named for Revolutionary War hero Sergeant William Jasper (ca.1750-1779).
Williamsburg County was probably named for King William III of England (1650-1702). Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot settlers began moving into this part of the Lowcountry around 1732.
Pickens County was named for Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens (1739-1817).
The indigenous Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) was designated as the State Amphibian by ACT Number 79 of 1999 as a result of a campaign by a third-grade class at Woodlands Heights Elementary School in Spartanburg.
(noun) - a person held in forced servitude