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20 Facts About South Carolina

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Here are some interesting facts about South Carolina.

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South Carolina is home to the Angel Oak Tree, a 1,400 year old tree. Report Abuse
The provides shade for a whopping 17,000 square feet. It is alleged to be the oldest living tree east of the Mississippi River.
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The first Civil War battle took place in South Carolina. Report Abuse
At Fort Sumter. The site was named after General Thomas Sumter, a Revolutionary War hero.
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South Carolina is known for its sweetgrass basketry. Report Abuse
Sweet grass basketry is an African craft that slaves practiced. Today, the craft is passed down from generation to generation.
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Johnston, South Carolina is the Peach Capital of the World. Report Abuse
Take that Georgia! The town produces more than half of South Carolina's peaches.
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Myrtle Beach is the Golf Capital of the world. Report Abuse
The location has over 300 golf courses.
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Myrtle Beach is also famous for the Hootie and the Blowfish Day After the Masters Tournament.
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There are no professional sports teams in South Carolina. Report Abuse
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The Gullah people are located in South Carolina. Report Abuse
These isolated people managed to retain much of their African culture and language.
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South Carolina is also known for its wild hogs who damage farmland and livestock. Report Abuse
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The first humans arrived in South Carolina 15,000 years ago. Report Abuse
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South Carolina is the only state that owns and operates its own school buses. Report Abuse
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South Carolina is the 40th biggest state. Report Abuse
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South Carolina was first explored by Europeans in the 16th century. Report Abuse
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South Carolina is home to America's only commercial tea plant. The plant is located on Wasmalaw Island. Report Abuse
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South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. Report Abuse
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The state motto is "While I breathe, I hope." Report Abuse
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South Carolina's nicknames are: State Nicknames: Palmetto State, Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard, The Iodine State, and The Rice State. Report Abuse
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James Brown was born in Barnwell, South Carolina. Report Abuse
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South Carolina is reportedly the birthplace of barbecue cooking. Report Abuse
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The state dance is the Shag. Report Abuse
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South Carolina is the 8th state. Report Abuse
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