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A smiling Cady Coleman in space floating. She wears a green shirt while a clarinet and flute float in front of her.

Catherine Coleman

Charleston native, Catherine Grace "Cady" Coleman is a chemist, a former U.S. Air Force colonel, and a retired NASA astronaut. 

Bronze statue of Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey was a free Black pastor and community leader in Charleston, South Carolina, who was accused and convicted of planning a major slave revolt in 1822. 

Linda Martell wearing a dark cowboy hat cocked to the side and holding a guitar.

Linda Martell

Linda Martell is a singer. She became the first commercially successful black female artist in the country music field and the first to play the Grand Ole Opry. 

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Josephine Pinckney

Poet, novelist, civic leader. Pinckney played a key role in the literary revival that swept through the South after World War I

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Newberry County

The origin of the name Newberry is unknown. The county was formed in 1785 as a part of the Ninety Six District.

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Oconee County

Oconee County takes its name from a Native American word meaning "water eyes of the hills." It was formed in 1868 from Pickens District, and the county seat is Walhalla.

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Allendale County

Allendale County and its county seat of Allendale were named for the Allen family, one of whose members, Paul Allen, was the town's first postmaster.

A large white house with huge columns, dark windows, and gray stairs that leads out to a manicured green lawn.

Aiken County

Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.

South Carolina Facts

Solidago, Goldenrod

South Carolina State Wildflower

The weedy herb, Goldenrod (Solidago), was designated as the official State Wildflower by Act Number 31 of 2003. The Goldenrod is a hardy plant with tiny bright yellow flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - the planned management of natural resources to prevent loss, destruction, or waste