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A frowning Anne Bonny wearing pirate clothing and pointing a gun.

Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny was a female pirate who lived in Charleston, SC.

Henry Timrod in a dark suit

Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod was a poet, sometimes called the poet laureate of the Confederacy.

Painting by John Blake White of General Francis Marion Inviting a British Officer to Share His Meal

John Blake White

John Blake White was a painter and playwright from Berkeley County. He is best known for his painting of Francis Marion.

photograph of Louise DuBose's gravemarker

Louise Jones DuBose

Louise Jones DuBose was the Assistant State Director of the South Carolina Writers' Project.

A black and white lighthouse nestle between green trees next to a sandy beach.

Beaufort County

Both Beaufort County and its county seat Beaufort were named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

Pink, white, green, yellow and other colorful buildings lined the tree-lined street.

Charleston County

Charleston County and the city of Charleston, its county seat, are the most historic locations in the state. English settlers arrived in the colony of Carolina in 1670 and established a town at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River.

 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 black, white and cream movie theater with red accents on the two windows.

Hampton County

Hampton County and its county seat Hampton were named for Confederate general and governor Wade Hampton (1818-1902).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Popular Music

Beach Music was designated as the official State Popular Music by Act Number 15 of 2001. Beach music is primarily a rhythm and blues style based on 4/4 rhythms with a moderate to fast-paced tempo. 

South Carolina Glossary

Map of SC in various colors to represent each region. Inner Coastal Plain is in orange while the outer is in blue.

Coastal Plain

(noun) - a large, relatively flat region of southern South Carolina characterized by meandering rivers, swamps, agriculture, and pine forests