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Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is a children's book author and illustrator from Greenville, SC.

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Burnet R. Maybank

Burnet Rhett Maybank was a three-term US senator, the 99th governor of South Carolina, and mayor of Charleston.

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J. Anthony Brown

Columbia native J. Anthony Brown is a comedian and he is best known for his commentary on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

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John Lyde Wilson

49th Governor of South Carolina

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Berkeley County

Berkeley County was named for two of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, Lord John Berkeley (d. 1678) and Sir William Berkeley (d. 1677).

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Marion County

Marion County and its county seat, the town of Marion, were named for Revolutionary War general Francis Marion (1732-1795), known as the "Swamp Fox."

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Edgefield County

The origin of the name Edgefield is not clear, although it is usually described as "fanciful." The county was formed in 1785 as part of the Ninety Six District.

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Horry County

Horry County was named for Revolutionary War hero Peter Horry (1743-1815). The county was originally a part of the Georgetown District, and at one time, it was called Kingston.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Game Bird

The gobbling, clucking and purring Wild Turkey was designated as the official State Wild Game Bird by Act Number 508 of 1976. Wild Turkeys are found in forests throughout the State of South Carolina 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - a fine, white clay used in ceramics, paper-making, and medicines