Dum Spiro, Spero

The Palmetto State

Palmetto State

Rice State

Name: for King Charles I of England

Distinction: South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union at the time of the Civil War. There is a movement to secede again, in order to form a "Christian Nation."
(If at first you don't secede . . .)
Geographic Oddity: 31 of South Carolina's 46 counties have a county seat with the exact same name (e.g. the county seat of Abbeville County is Abbeville). That's 67%.

Famous Native: Radio Kennedy ~ perpetual eleventh-grader
Famous Small Town: Clemson [pop.18K] ~ with a college that's bigger than the town

Notable Landmarks:
  Natural = Table Rock
  Man-Made = Fort Sumter

Favorite City Name: Hopeulikit

Something you might hear a Sandlapper say: "That dog won't hunt."
(This means the same as "It doesn't warsh." See Indiana.)

Little Known Factoid: South Carolina's Strom Thurmond . . .

If I could live anywhere in South Carolina, it would be in Folly Beach, because nobody's firing on Fort Sumter these days.