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John Lane

John Lane is a poet, environmentalist, and educator.

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John Taylor

John Taylor was the 51st Governor of South Carolina.

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James Hopkins Adams

66th Governor of South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham

U. S. Congressman, lawyer, Major in the Air Force Reserve (Ret.)

a light blue building with a whitish-gray roof next to a railroad track.

Lancaster County

Lancaster County and its county seat of Lancaster were named for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

A large white house with huge columns, dark windows, and gray stairs that leads out to a manicured green lawn.

Aiken County

Aiken County and its county seat, the town of Aiken, were named for William Aiken (1806-1831), president of the South Carolina Railroad.

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Richland County

Richland County was probably named for its "rich land." The county was formed in 1785 as part of the large Camden District.

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Kershaw County

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

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Hospitality Beverage

Tea was designated as the official State Hospitality Beverage by Act Number 31 of 1995. South Carolina was the first state to grow tea in the United States and the birthplace of the sweet tea beverage. 

South Carolina Glossary

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Regulator Movement

(noun) - an uprising in the North and South Carolina colonies before the Revolutionary War in which citizens took up arms against colonial officials.