South Carolina
The Palmetto State
Map of U.S. showing location of South Carolina


CAPITAL: Columbia

STATEHOOD: 1788; 8th state

ATTRACTIONS: Myrtle Beach, Fort Sumter, Patriots Point

FUN FACT: The state's nickname honors the defense of a palmetto-log fort during the Revolutionary War.

South Carolina state flag
State Flower: yellow jasmine; State Bird: Carolina wren; State Tree: cabbage palmetto; State Quarter

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Photos: Scottnodine, Dreamstime (jasmine); NoDerog, iStockphoto (palmetto); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); MattCuda, iStockphoto (wren); liangpv, iStockphoto (flag)

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