South Carolina's Nickname

Submitted by Desire'e on Wed, 10/20/2021 - 09:26

South Carolina is known as the Palmetto State in honor of the Palmetto tree, but did you know that South Carolina was nicknamed the Iodine State at one point? South Carolina received this name due to the large percentage of iodine found in the vegetation growing in the state. 

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Palmetto-tree, and old custom-house, at Charleston, South Carolina