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John Berry sitting on a chair in the middle of the road with a guitar.

John Berry

Born in Aiken, SC, John Edward Berry is a Grammy Award-winning Country Music artist. 

Vertamae Grosvenor holding a woven fan.

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

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

Black and white photo of Richard Harvey Cain

Richard Harvey Cain

Minister, abolitionist, legislator

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.

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

Florence County

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

 A white church surrounded by a black fence and gray grave stones.

Bamberg County

Bamberg County and its county seat, Bamberg, were named for local resident William Seaborn Bamberg (1820-1858) and other members of the Bamberg family.

A wooden building with a faded sign.

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.

a light blue building with a whitish-gray roof next to a railroad track.

Lancaster County

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

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Animal

The White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) can be seen bounding through South Carolina's woods year-round. They are plentiful in our state, and in 1972 the legislature named them the official state animal

South Carolina Glossary

People young and old with their left hand over their heart.


(noun) - a legally recognized member of a country, state, or other places who has obligations to and is entitled to protection by and from the government