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A smiling Carroll Campbell wearing a black suit with a garnet, black and white striped tie.

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.

Born in Greenville, SC, Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman and Governor of South Carolina from 1987-1995.

Print of YAMASEE WAR, 1715. Governor Craven of South Carolina attacks the Yamasee Native Americans

Charles Craven

Charles Craven was the governor of the colony of South Carolina from 1711-1716.

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Bill Voiselle

Bill Voiselle was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.

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I.S. Leevy Johnson

I.S. Leevy Johnson is a lawyer, politician, and owner of Leevy's Funeral Home. In 1985, he became the first black president of the South Carolina Bar Association.

7 wooden buildings stand together.

Dorchester County

Dorchester County was named for Dorchester, Massachusetts.

A large brick building with a four large white columns and roof.

Calhoun County

Calhoun County was named for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), who served as the United States vice president, secretary of state and of war, and senator.

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Jasper County

Jasper County was named for Revolutionary War hero Sergeant William Jasper (ca.1750-1779).

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York County

York County and its county seat, the city of York, were named for York County, Pennsylvania.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Spider

The skittish Carolina Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis) was designated as the official State Spider by Act Number 389 of 2000. The Carolina Wolf Spider is the largest species of wolf spider in North America. While skittish and large, the wolf spider is generally not aggressive. 

South Carolina Glossary

Green and white land mass next to dark blue water.


(noun) - a landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water