South Carolina Glossary

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A tall fence made out of brownish-gray wooden stakes


(noun) - a wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier


a spiky palmetto tree with spiky leaves next to a white bench and large body of water


(noun) - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves

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Men dressed in dark blue and tan colonial clothing carrying muskets walking down the street


(noun) - name the colonists of the British thirteen colonies, who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution, called themselves

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(noun) - a vitamin deficiency disease most commonly caused by a chronic lack of niacin (vitamin B3) in the diet

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Green land masses divided by blue bodies of water.


(noun) - a piece of land that extends into a body of water.

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(noun) - rocks formed from the fossilized remains of sea creatures found in areas once covered by oceans.

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Map of South Carolina regions in magenta, red, olive, green, and dark green


(noun) - the northern half of South Carolina, where rolling hills mark the transition of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the flatter Coastal Plain, characterized by industry, agriculture, and forestry, sometimes referred to as the "upcountry."

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(noun) - a location having distinctive characteristics that give it meaning and character and distinguish it from other locations

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A large two-story bricked building with a front gable roof


(noun) - a large farm, usually worked by slaves that produced cash crops for sale

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A young man with slicked back hair next to a small clock


(noun) - the person who owned a plantation and the enslaved people doing the work


A map of South Carolina in various shades of blue


(noun) - a count of the number of people in a particular region

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A woman in a light purple and pink dress with flowers stands in between two similarly dressed men


(noun, adjective) - a hard, white, translucent ceramic made by firing and glazing pure clay

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A large white boat floats next to smaller boats at a dock


(noun) - place on the coast which ships can shelter or dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.

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A young woman with dark hair wearing a white dress with a rose pink shawl


(noun) - a painting of a person, often only showing the head and shoulders

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Man holding brown pen painting on brown ceramic vase


(noun) - containers made out of clay that can be hardened in the heat of a high-temperature oven, called a kiln

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chickens coming out of chicken coop and standing near coop fence


(noun) - domestic fowl (chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese) raised for food (either meat or eggs)

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(noun) - the time before people began recording history in writing

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Man with curly powder wig


(noun) - one or more persons to whom a colonial territory is assigned