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Johnson Hagood wearing a confederate uniform.

Johnson Hagood

Johnson Hagood was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army and governor of South Carolina from 1880-1882.

An outline drawing of an older man holding a guitar.

Chris Bouchillon

Chris Bouchillon was known as "The Original Talking Blues Man."

Alfred Hutty

Alfred Hutty

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

Color photograph of Cathy Smith Bowers

Cathy Smith Bowers

Cathy Smith Bowers is a poet and professor at the Queens University of Charlotte.

A brown brick and white accented church.

Anderson County

Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named for Revolutionary War general Robert Anderson (1741-1812).

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 small green wagon with yellow wheels.

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.

Round brick buildings covered in snow and ice.

Lexington County

Lexington County and its county seat, the town of Lexington, were named for the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, the first battle of the American Revolution.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Dog

The Boykin Spaniel is the only dog initially bred by South Carolinians and has developed into a breed of superb hunting instincts and mild temperament. In 1985, the Boykin Spaniel was designated the official State Dog of South Carolina. 

South Carolina Glossary

heritage

(noun) - a tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations