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South Carolina

8th State (May 23, 1788), the south U.S.

State Abbreviation: SC

Nickname: Palmetto State

Origin of Name: South Carolina was named to honor King Charles I






South Carolina State:

South Carolina Symbols and Emblems
Motto: Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope)
South Carolina State Seal
Amphibian: Spotted salamander
Animal: Whitetail deer
Beverage: Milk
Bird: Carolina wren
Butterfly: Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
Dance: The shag
Dog: Boykin spaniel
Fish: Striped bass
Flower: Yellow Jessamine
Folk Dance: The square dance
Fruit: Peach
Game Bird : Wild Turkey
Gemstone: Amethyst
Hospitality Beverage: Tea
Insect: Carolina Mantis
Reptile: Loggerhead Turtle
Shell: Lettered Olive
Soil: Lynchburg
Spider: Carolina wolf spider
Stone: Blue granite
Tree: Sabal Palmetto
Waltz: The Richardson waltz

South Carolina State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

Things to Know

South Carolina Fast Facts

South Carolina – Firsts

What Tree Is This
Native South Carolina woodland trees.

Gullah Net
Animated site that provides: music, stories, words, and games.

Fort Sumter National Monument
Headquartered on Sullivans Island, SC. where the first
engagement of the Civil War took place.

Sherman's March: Final Revenge
Online documenatary about Sherman's march through South
Carolina and the burning of Columbia.

Major rivers: Edisto River, Pee Dee River , Santee River , Savannah River .

Famous South Carolinians

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), educator

Andrew Jackson (1884-1972), the 7th president of the United States.
Printable fact sheet on President Andrew Jackson provides you with photos and personal information.

Things to Do

South Carolina State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
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Things To Do-Other Sites

South Carolina's Low Country
Print a word search, trivia facts, and more.

South Carolina Aquarium -Just For Kids

Sites to See

Department of Agriculture
Recipes for children.

South Carolina Reptiles and Amphibians
Pictures and information about the reptiles and
amphibians native to South Carolina.

Savannah River Ecology Lab Herpetology
Meet the reptiles and amphibians that call the Savannah River
region their home.

Drayton Hall
One of the oldest house's in the USA. Information and online tour.

Things To Do-Other Sites

South Carolina State Quarter
Read about the South Carolina State Quarter and print
out the color page.

South Carolina State Flag color page


Take an interactive journey through the watersheds of South Carolina

Fish Watch
Visit a reef community on the ocean floor.


South Carolina Folklore


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