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A smiling I. DeQuincey Newman wearing a dark and light suit with a dark bowtie

Isaiah DeQuincey Newman

Reverend Isaiah DeQuincey Newman was a minister and civil rights leader who became the first African American since 1887 to serve in the state Senate.

John C. West

John C. West

John C. West was a Lieutenant Governor and Governor of South Carolina and United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1977-1981).

Sketch of Lucy Hughes Brown

Lucy Hughes Brown

First black female physician to practice in South Carolina

A brick building with a huge drink Coca-Cola art mural.

Laurens County

Laurens County and its county seat, Laurens, were named for Revolutionary War leader Henry Laurens (1724-1792).

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.

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.

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Colleton County

Colleton County was named for one of the Lords Proprietors, Sir John Colleton (1608-1666).

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Picnic Cuisine

Barbecue was designated as the official State Picnic Cuisine by Act Number 231 of 2014. Each region of South Carolina has a unique way of preparing and cooking barbecue that can be explored through South Carolina's "BBQ Trail."

South Carolina Glossary

tan shoes with a woven pattern in the front in white, black, green, red, blue, yellow, and brown.

moccasin

(noun) - a Native American shoe, usually made of deerskin