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Bill Voiselle

Bill Voiselle was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.

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Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley is a three-time Olympic Gold medalist and head coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks Women's Basketball team.

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Drink Small

Known as "The Blues Doctor," Drink Small is a soul blues and electric blues guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter.

Mary Boykin Chesnut wearing a dark dress with a crossed white collar.

Mary Boykin Chesnut

Born near Statesburg, SC, Mary Boykin Chesnut was married to an aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and she kept a famous diary vividly describing events during the Civil War.

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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).

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Calhoun County

Calhoun County was named for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), who served as the United States vice president, secretary of state and of war, and senator.

U.S. Post Office, Florence, South Carolina, in 1938.

Florence County

Florence County took its name from its county seat, the city of Florence.

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Colleton County

Colleton County was named for one of the Lords Proprietors, Sir John Colleton (1608-1666).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Tree

The hardy Palmetto Tree (Inodes palmetto or Sabal palmetto) was designated as the official State Tree by Joint Resolution Number 63 on March 17, 1939. It is believed that the Palmetto tree was symbolical of the defeat of the British fleet at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island due to the fact that the Palmetto logs absorbed the impact of the cannonballs. 

South Carolina Glossary

Green and white land mass next to dark blue water.


(noun) - a landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water