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Paul Hamilton Hayne

Paul Hamilton Hayne was a 19th-century poet, critic, and editor from Charleston, South Carolina.

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Richard Samuel Roberts

Richard Samuel Roberts was one of South Carolina's most famous photographers in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of his photographs captured the life of African-Americans living in the South.

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Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor was a culinary anthropologist, griot, food writer, and broadcaster on public media.

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Napoleon Brown "Nappy Brown" Culp

Nappy Brown was an R&B singer best known for his hits "Don't Be Angry" and "Little By Little."

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Lancaster County

Lancaster County and its county seat of Lancaster were named for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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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.

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Marion County

Marion County and its county seat, the town of Marion, were named for Revolutionary War general Francis Marion (1732-1795), known as the "Swamp Fox."

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Hospitality Beverage

Tea was designated as the official State Hospitality Beverage by Act Number 31 of 1995. South Carolina was the first state to grow tea in the United States and the birthplace of the sweet tea beverage. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - a sheltered body of water deep enough to provide anchorage for ships