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South Carolina

South Carolina State Map - EVSP

History: South Carolina became a state on May 23, 1788. It was the 9th state to join the United States.

South Carolina is the nation's leading peach producer and shipper east of the Mississippi River.

Famous People from South Carolina: Viola Davis, Aziz Ansari, Chris Rock, Leeza Gibbons, James Brown, Vanna White, John B. Watson (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-south-carolina for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Columbia, South Carolina
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Palmetto State”
    This nickname refers to the South Carolina official state tree, the Sabal Palmetto.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Columbia, Charlestown, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill
  • Average Climate: 34-93°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Shrimp & grits, boiled peanuts, she-crab soup, collard greens, okra, pecans, hoppin’ John, Iced Tea, Frogmore Stew (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/20-foods-that-sc-loves/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: http://discoversouthcarolina.com/vacation-guides

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in South Carolina is available at http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/SC1.html

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in South Carolina include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor league sports teams in South Carolina include: