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Mario Winans

Mario Winans is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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Eartha Kitt

Born in North, SC, Eartha Kitt was a singer, actress, comedienne, dancer, and activist.

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Robert Blair Campbell

Born in Marlboro County, Robert Blair Campbell was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina's 3rd district.

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Henry Martyn Robert

Henry Martyn Robert is the author of Robert’s Rules of Order, the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure.

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Edgefield County

The origin of the name Edgefield is not clear, although it is usually described as "fanciful." The county was formed in 1785 as part of the Ninety Six District.

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Lee County

Lee County was named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).

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Chester County

Chester County and its county seat, the city of Chester, were named for Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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Saluda County

Saluda County was named for the Saluda River, which forms one of its borders. The county was established in 1895 from part of Edgefield County, and the county seat is the town of Saluda.

South Carolina Facts


South Carolina State Gemstone

The semi-precious quartz, Amethyst, was designated as the official State Gemstone by Act Number 345 of 1969. South Carolina is known to be the home to some of the world's highest-quality amethyst. 

South Carolina Glossary


(verb) - to rebel, particularly against authority