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South Carolina - The Palmetto State

Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the state was first settled by English immigrants, mostly from Barbados. The colony was originally named in honor King Charles I (Carolus being Latin for Charles). Parts of Carolina -- mostly the coastal areas -- were colonized earlier by Spain, but, battles between the Spanish and the Native Americans caused the Spanish people to retreat to southward. The Province of South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union preceding the Civil War, on December 20, 1860.

Beaufort, SC - Salt Marsh

Beaufort, SC - Salt Marsh

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston HarborApril12-13186CurrierIves

Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston HarborApril12-13186CurrierIves

Charleston, SC - 1838

Charleston, SC - 1838

Charleston, SC - Bombarding Fort Sumter

Charleston, SC - Bombarding Fort Sumter

Charleston, SC - Customs House

Charleston, SC - Customs House

Charleston, SC - Door

Charleston, SC - Door

Charleston, SC - Fort Sumter Flags

Charleston, SC - Fort Sumter Flags

Charleston, SC - South Battery

Charleston, SC - South Battery

Charleston, South Carolina, from St. Michaels church

Charleston, South Carolina, from St. Michaels church

Clemson, SC - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave

Clemson, SC - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave

Columbia, SC - Grayhound Bus Station

Columbia, SC - Grayhound Bus Station

Columbia, SC - Grayhound Bus Station

Columbia, SC - Grayhound Bus Station

Columbia, SC - Grayhound Bus Station - 2

Columbia, SC - Grayhound Bus Station - 2

Columbia, SC - Kodak Sign

Columbia, SC - Kodak Sign

Eastover, SC - Kensington Manor

Eastover, SC - Kensington Manor

Fort Jackson, SC - US Army Basic Training

Fort Jackson, SC - US Army Basic Training

Fort Moultrie, SC, 1861

Fort Moultrie, SC, 1861

Fort Sumpter, SC, 1901

Fort Sumpter, SC, 1901

Fort Sumter, SC

Fort Sumter, SC

Fort Sumter, SC - Battle

Fort Sumter, SC - Battle