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A smiling Irene Trowell-Harris wearing a green air force jumpsuit next to a white plane.

Irene Trowell-Harris

Irene Trowell-Harris was the first African-American female in the history of the National Guard to be promoted to the rank of Major General.

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Laurence Massillon Keitt

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, US Congressman

Color photograph of Nathalie Dupree making biscuits

Nathalie Dupree

Nathalie Dupree is an author, chef, and cooking show host whose work has focused on Southern cuisine.

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Eugenia Duke

Eugenia Duke created Duke's Mayonnaise

A large brick building with a gray roof and a clock tower.

Greenwood County

Greenwood County takes its name from its county seat, Greenwood. The city of Greenwood was named around 1824 for the plantation of an early resident, John McGehee.

Orange-brown brick building with a white window tower

Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County was named for the English statesman Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773).

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).

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

Florence County

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

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Color

Indigo Blue was designated as the official Color of the State by Act Number 200 of 2008. The purplish-blue-hued Indigo plant formed a significant part of the South Carolina economy from the late 1740s to the late 1790s. 

South Carolina Glossary

A large building divides the river in two.


(noun) - electricity generated by converting the energy of moving water