Explore South Carolina

Abbeville
Abbeville is often called the birthplace and deathbed of the Confederacy.

Allendale
Allendale, a small town of 3,910 people may be home to the earliest recognizable cultural group to live in the Americas.

Beaufort
Beaufort is the seat of Beaufort County.

Columbia
Columbia became a town in 1805 and a city in 1854.

Georgetown
Georgetown is famous for its historic indigo and rice plantations.

Granite
The South Carolina state rock is Blue Granite.

Greenville
Until the 1930's, Greenville was famous for its textile mills.

Gullah
The Gullah people are descendents of slaves brought from the Winward Coast of West Africa.

Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is a paradise for nature lovers.

Rice
For two centuries, “Carolina Gold” rice was in demand throughout the world.

Sea Turtles
Ancient mariners and global travelers, sea turtles nest annually on South Carolina beaches.

Sweetgrass Baskets
Today's basket makers sew coils of sweetgrass together with strips of palmetto leaves.

Waterfalls
Larger falls are located in Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties.

Last Modified: Wednesday March 11, 2015 2:42 PM