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Alfred Hutty

Alfred Hutty

Alfred Hutty was a painter during the Charleston Renaissance who worked in etching, oil, and watercolor.

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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.

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Joanne Woodward

Famous Actress of film, stage, and television. Best known for taking on difficult womens roles.

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James Jamerson

James Jamerson was a bass player most known for creating the "Motown Sound."

A wooden house with a brick chimney.

Saluda County

Saluda County was named for the Saluda River, which forms one of its borders. The county was established in 1895 from part of Edgefield County, and the county seat is the town of Saluda.

A red bricked house.

Cherokee County

Cherokee County was named after the Cherokee Indians who once made it their home.

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Darlington County

The origin of the name of Darlington County is uncertain, but it may have been named for Darlington, England.

A wooden building with a red rooftop.

Kershaw County

Kershaw County was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791), an early settler.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina Economy

South Carolina's economy was ranked the 25th largest in the United States based on GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2020. The current GDP for South Carolina is 244,881.70 (October 2021). South Carolina has employed over 2 million people. Currently, the unemployment rate for South Carolina is 4.3%. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(verb) - to desegregate or open a place to members of all races and ethnic groups interstate