South Carolina - The Palmetto State

sc.jpg

Capital City:
Columbia
Nickname:
Palmetto State
Mottoes:
Animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Soul and Resources)Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Statehood:
May 23, 1788 (8th)
Origin of State's Name:
Taken from"Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I
Largest Cities:
Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg
Border States:
Georgia, North Carolina
Land Area:
30,111 sq. mi., 40th largest
State Bird:
Great Carolina Wren
State Flower:
Yellow Jessamine (gelsemium sempervirens)
State Tree:
Cabbage Palmetto (sabal palmetto)
State Song:
Carolina

Settled by the English in 1670, South Carolina was based on a plantation culture with an aristocratic, wealthy society that was dependent on black slave labor. One of the original 13 colonies, South Carolina was first formed in 1729 when the Carolina colony was divided in two to form North and South Carolina. The attack on Fort Sumter in the Charleston harbor launched the Civil War. After the war, the structure of the state changed. Today South Carolina honors its history and culture while also working to become a global business center. It is fitting that the state tree of the "Palmetto State" is the cabbage palmetto, which also appears on the state flag. The flower is the yellow jessamine, and the capital is Columbia.

Source: Library Of Congress
Search All Articles
Related Articles
No Child Left Behind Increases Parents' Choices
Nclb_thHow No Child Left Behind provides educational choices
No Child Left Behind and Charter Schools
Apple_thHow Charter Schools work with the No Child Left Behind law
No Child Left Behind and School Safety
Books_thWhy No School Left Behind will make schools safer and more drug-free
Are You Ready for Earthquakes?
Areyouready_030_thHow to be better prepared in an Earthquake

More...
Most Popular
Community Association Communication During the Development Period
Communication_thDuring the developement period, an effective communications system is needed and is comprised of several components.
Your 401(K) And Index Funds
FundLearn more about index funds to determine if they should be part of your 401k investment portfolio.
How To Get A Refund On Your Airfare
Vacationsmget a refund if your airline ticket drops in price, and how to find a cheap fare to begin with.
Tips To Manage Your Money When You're Married
MarriedmoneysmFollow these tips to help keep your finances as harmonious as your marriage

More...

Zip Code Profiler

Neighborhoods, Home Values, Schools, City & State Data, Sex Offender Lists, more.

Instant Home Value!