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Color photograph of Elise Blackwell holding a copy of her book titled Grub

Elise Blackwell

Elise Blackwell is a novelist and writer.

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Joseph H. Burckhalter, Ph.D.

Professor of medicinal chemistry; scientist, teacher and administrator.

Painting of Theodosia Burr Alston

Theodosia Burr Alston

Daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr. Associated with Georgetown Co.

Arthur Middleton wearing a rusted red robe over a gray outfit with a white collar.

Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

A brick building with a huge drink Coca-Cola art mural.

Laurens County

Laurens County and its county seat, Laurens, were named for Revolutionary War leader Henry Laurens (1724-1792).

A red bricked house.

Cherokee County

Cherokee County was named after the Cherokee Indians who once made it their home.

Photo of Abbeville Opera House. "Abbeville Opera House" by J. Stephen Conn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Abbeville County

Both the county and its county seat, the town of Abbeville, were named for the French town of the same name.

A red wooden building with a metal tin roof.

Clarendon County

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

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Picnic Cuisine

Barbecue was designated as the official State Picnic Cuisine by Act Number 231 of 2014. Each region of South Carolina has a unique way of preparing and cooking barbecue that can be explored through South Carolina's "BBQ Trail."

South Carolina Glossary

yeoman farmer

(noun) - a farmer who grew crops and raised animals to feed himself and his family. He did not produce cash crops.