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South Carolina Profile

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. ...Read more here: South Carolina - The Palmetto State

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

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South Carolina Schools

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Elementary Schools

Forest Acres Elementary
(864) 855-7865
401 Mcalister Road
Easley, SC 29640
Hood Street Elementary
(803) 787-8266
5616 Hood Street
Columbia, SC 29206

Middle Schools

Powdersville Middle
(864) 269-1821
135 Hood Road
Greenville, SC 29611
High Hills Elementary School
(803) 499-3327
4971 Frierson Rd Shaw Afb
Sumter, SC 29152

High Schools

Cherokee Vocational Center
(864) 489-3191
3206 Cherokee Avenue
Gaffney, SC 29340
Conway High School
(843) 248-6321
2201 Church Street
Conway, SC 29526

Sex Offender Information for South Carolina

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In South Carolina, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://services.sled.sc.gov/sor/. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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