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Robert Young Hayne

Robert Young Hayne was the 54th Governor of South Carolina.

Smiling Dinah Johnson

Dinah Johnson

Dinah Johnson is a Children's book author and educator.

Angelica Van Buren wearing a white feathered hat and white off shoulder gown.

Angelica Singleton Van Buren

Angelica Singleton Van Buren married Abraham Van Buren while his father, Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States.

Angelina Grimkè wearing a frilly bonnet and dress with a light collar.

Angelina Grimkè

Angelina Grimkè Weld was an abolitionist, political activist, women's rights advocate, and supporter of the Women's Suffrage Movement. 

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Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County and its county seat, the city of Spartanburg, were named for the Spartan Regiment, a local militia unit that fought in the Revolutionary War.

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Allendale County

Allendale County and its county seat of Allendale were named for the Allen family, one of whose members, Paul Allen, was the town's first postmaster.

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Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County and its county seat, Orangeburg, were named for William IV (1711-1751), Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George II.

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Newberry County

The origin of the name Newberry is unknown. The county was formed in 1785 as a part of the Ninety Six District.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Folk Dance

The Square Dance was designated the official State Folk Dance by Act Number 329 of 1994. The dance is designed to be for four couples arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - a theological school for training ministers, priests, or rabbis