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Photograph of Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis is an actress and producer. She is best known for playing Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the HBO series Sex and the City.

Self portrait in oil of William Harrison Scarborough.

William Harrison Scarborough

William Harrison Scarborough was a portraitist and miniaturist.

A smiling I. DeQuincey Newman wearing a dark and light suit with a dark bowtie

Isaiah DeQuincey Newman

Reverend Isaiah DeQuincey Newman was a minister and civil rights leader who became the first African American since 1887 to serve in the state Senate.

Color photograph of Jim Hoagland with picture of US Capitol in background

Jim Hoagland

Jim Hoagland is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and contributing editor of The Washington Post.

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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.

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Clarendon County

Clarendon County was named for Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1608/9-1674), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

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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."

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Fairfield County

The origin of Fairfield's name is not known, but local legend attributes it to a remark by Lord Cornwallis about the "fair fields" of the area. The county was formed in 1785 as a part of the Camden District.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Botanical Garden

The 295-acre South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University was designated the State Botanical Garden by Act Number 288 of 1992. 

South Carolina Glossary

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township

(noun) - A unit of territory or administration; town