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Caroline Gilman

Carolina Gilman was a writer and founder of The Rose Bud, one of the first juvenile weekly magazines published in the United States.

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Juanita Willmon Goggins

Juanita Willmon Goggins was the first Black woman to be elected to the SC General Assembly

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Robert Carlos DeLarge

Legislator, congressman

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James Lide Coker

Businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist born in Darlington, SC. Coker was educated at the Citadel and Harvard where he studied to better prepare himself for managing agricultural property.

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Sumter County

Sumter County and its county seat, the city of Sumter, were named for Revolutionary War general Thomas Sumter (1734-1832), a resident of the area.

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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.

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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.

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York County

York County and its county seat, the city of York, were named for York County, Pennsylvania.

South Carolina Facts

South Carolina State Waltz

The Richardson Waltz was designated as the official State Waltz by Act Number 389 of 2000. The waltz had been created and preserved for generations by members of the Richardson family. 

South Carolina Glossary

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(noun) - A unit of territory or administration; town