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Elizabeth Mahon wearing a baseball uniform.

Elizabeth Mahon

Elizabeth "Lib" Mahon was a baseball player in the 1940s in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

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Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is a children's book author and illustrator from Greenville, SC.

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John Edwards

Seneca native John Edwards is a lawyer and former politician who served as a U.S. senator from North Carolina.

Blue Sky wearing a cowboy style straw hat, white dress sitting in a cafe.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky is a contemporary painter and sculptor known for his large murals and public sculptures.

Orange-brown brick building with a white window tower

Chesterfield County

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

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 large white square building with huge white columns in the front.

Sumter County

Sumter County and its county seat, the city of Sumter, were named for Revolutionary War general Thomas Sumter (1734-1832), a resident of the area.

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 Insect

The native Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis Carolina) was designated as the official State Insect by Act Number 591 of 1988. As a beneficial insect, the Carolina Mantid consumes pest insects that could otherwise damage or destroy flowers and produce. 

South Carolina Glossary


(noun) - People who remained loyal to the British around the time of the American Revolution.