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A smiling Josh Turner holding a guitar and singing into a microphone.

Josh Turner

Josh Turner is a contemporary country music artist.

A young Sarah Mae Flemming wearing a dark dress and light pearl necklace.

Sarah Mae Flemming

Sarah Mae Flemming sued bus owners in Columbia, SC for an incident that occurred 17 months before Rosa Parks took her stand in Montgomery, Alabama.

A smiling Tyler Florence wearing a grey and black suit.

Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence is a celebrity Chef and television host of several Food Network shows. 

William Henry Drayton wearing a powdered wig.

William Henry Drayton

William Henry Drayton was a planter and lawyer from Charleston, SC, who served as a delegate for South Carolina to the Continental Congress.

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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.

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.

Pink, white, green, yellow and other colorful buildings lined the tree-lined street.

Charleston County

Charleston County and the city of Charleston, its county seat, are the most historic locations in the state. English settlers arrived in the colony of Carolina in 1670 and established a town at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River.

A brick building with white sliding at the top of the front entrance.

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."

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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Bill of Rights

(noun) - a part of the U.S. Constitution that lists the rights of each citizen of the United States