After the Confederate defeat, South Carolina underwent Reconstruction.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) posted record container volume, breakbulk tonnage, revenues and earnings in 2006 at its three locations.
Today, most counties in South Carolina do not allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday, but counties and cities can apply referendums to overturn this; six counties have.
South Carolina declared independence from Great Britain and set up its own government on March 15, 1776.
South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States of America.
Poor black farmers left in large numbers, and in 1930, for the first time in 110 years, the census showed South Carolina’s white population to be larger than its black population.
Still, some notable tornadoes have struck South Carolina and the state averages around 14 tornadoes annually.
The flip side of that statistic is that South Carolina's average SAT score has risen 38 points in the past five years - the largest improvement in the nation.
Columbia is the state capital and largest city of South Carolina, as well as the county seat of Richland County, with an estimated population in 2006 of 122,819.
By the time of the American Revolution, South Carolina was one of the richest colonies in America.
The bicameral South Carolina General Assembly consists of the 46-member Senate and the 124-member House of Representatives.
South Carolina’s first school for blacks was opened in 1740.
Some 25 percent of manufacturing companies in South Carolina are foreign-owned.
South Carolina's state government consists of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.
On February 5, 1778, South Carolina became the first state to ratify the first constitution of the U.S., the Articles of Confederation.
Winter temperatures are much less uniform in South Carolina.
South Carolina had, until around 1830, the largest colony of Jews in North America.
Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton, and Edward Rutledge were the signers from South Carolina.
More Revolutionary War battles and skirmishes were fought in South Carolina than any other state.
Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina.
Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point at 3,560 feet (1,085 m) is located in this area.
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston, South Carolina.
The area that is now the contemporary U.S. state of South Carolina has been populated since at least 13,000 B.C.E.
South Carolina's exports to Japan in 2004 amounted to $436.2 million, making Japan it's 7th largest export market.
During the 17th century the area now covered by the present state came to be called South Carolina and the area to the north became North Carolina.
Furman is the oldest, largest and one of the most selective private institutions in South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia.
South Carolina's textile industry thrived until the end of the twentieth century, but by 2007, textile employment had dropped significantly, mostly as a result of foreign competition.
South Carolina, like most other Southern states, is overwhelmingly Protestant Christian, and has a significantly lower percentage of non-religious people than the national average.
The Circuit Court is the general jurisdiction court for South Carolina.
The Supreme Court is South Carolina's highest court.
By 2000 South Carolina voted solidly Republican in presidential elections, but state and local government elections were contested by the two parties.
South Carolina is bounded to the north by North Carolina; to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River; and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Sephardic Jews have over a 300 year history in South Carolina, especially in and around Charleston.
South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cfa), although high elevation areas in the "Upstate" area have less subtropical characteristics than areas on the Atlantic coastline.
Like the Southern States, South Carolina consistently voted for the Democratic Party (United States) in the late nineteenth Century and half of the twentieth century as a Solid South.
South Carolina ranks third in peach production; it ranks fourth in overall tobacco production.
Some major Japanese firms in South Carolina are Fuji Photo Film, Inc., AVX Corporation, Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Mitsubishi Polyester Film, LLC and Honda of South Carolina.
Snowfall in South Carolina is minimal with coastal areas receiving less than an inch (2.5 cm) on average.
In 1997, nearly half of the $5.5 billion in capital investments in South Carolina came from international firms, with 57 German companies leading the way.
Japanese-affiliated companies have invested $4.5 billion in South Carolina, where currently more than 80 Japanese-affiliated companies operate.
Presbyterian College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina.
In 1900 the population of South Carolina was 1,340,316.
The two bodies meet in the South Carolina State House.
South Carolina is composed of four geographic areas, whose boundaries roughly parallel the northeast/southwest Atlantic coastline.
South Carolina has a long and proud tradition of higher education that is intertwined with its rich and complex history.
The five largest ancestry groups in South Carolina are African-American (29.5 percent), American (13.9 percent), Germany (8.4 percent), English (8.4 percent) and Irish (7.9 percent).
The Province of South Carolina was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
The Chattooga River, located on the border between South Carolina and Georgia, is a favorite whitewater rafting destination.
In 1957, the University expanded its reach through the University of South Carolina System and rapidly became the state's preeminent and most popular institution of higher education, a status it retains to this day.
South Carolina imposes a casual excise tax of 5 percent on the fair market value of all motor vehicles, motorcycles, boats, motors and airplanes transferred between individuals.
A similar story plays out with SAT scores (985 average for South Carolina vs. 1,021 for the nation).
Founded as the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina in 1889, Clemson University is now a public, coeducational, land-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina.
History of South Carolina Colony. South Carolina, part of the original Province of Carolina, was founded in 1663 when King Charles II gave the land to eight noble men known as the Lords Proprietors. ... North and South Carolina became separate royal colonies in 1729.
South Carolina is the nation's leading peach producer and shipper east of the Mississippi River. Before being known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina was known as, and had emblazoned on their license plates, the Iodine State.
South Carolina is divided into four distinct areas; the Sea Islands, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont Plateau and Blue Ridge Mountains. Hundreds of sea islands front its deeply indented southeastern Atlantic Ocean coastline. From there the broad and flat Atlantic Coastal Plain extends inland near 70 miles.
The official nickname for South Carolina is The Palmetto State, referring to the state tree (the sabal palmetto). Commonly called the cabbage palmetto, the sabal palmetto (Inodes Palmetto) was added to the "National" flag of South Carolina after it seceded from the Union in 1861.
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King Charles II of England gave the Carolina territory to eight loyal friends then collectively known as the “Lords Proprietor” in 1663. Their first Carolina settlement was “Charles Town” named after King Charles which would later be shortened to “Charleston”.
Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town, honoring King Charles II of England. Its initial location at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River (now Charles Towne Landing) was abandoned in 1680 for its present site, which became the fifth-largest city in North America within ten years.
Chucktown: As Charleston was originally founded as Charles Town (to honor King Charles II of England) and Chuck is a common alias for Charles, this nickname is a logical one. River City: Located at the confluence of three rivers (the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree), this Columbia nickname is a given.