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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.

Bombarding Fort Sumter, SC, April, 1861

Bombarding Fort Sumter, SC, April, 1861

Callihams MillParksvilleSC-habs

Callihams MillParksvilleSC-habs

Charleston, SC - Customs House

Charleston, SC - Customs House

Charleston, SC - Door 1936-2

Charleston, SC - Door 1936-2

Charleston, South Carolina, from St. Michaels church

Charleston, South Carolina, from St. Michaels church

Columbia, SC - Kodak Sign

Columbia, SC - Kodak Sign

Flags at Fort SumterSCCarolHighsmith

Flags at Fort SumterSCCarolHighsmith

Fort Moultrie, SC, 1861

Fort Moultrie, SC, 1861

Fort Sumpter, SC, 1901

Fort Sumpter, SC, 1901

Fort Sumter, SC - Battle

Fort Sumter, SC - Battle

Fort SumterSCCarolHighsmith

Fort SumterSCCarolHighsmith

Graniteville Mill & Canal, 1998

Graniteville Mill & Canal, 1998

GrayhoundBusStationColumbiaSC-habs

GrayhoundBusStationColumbiaSC-habs

GrayhoundBusStationColumbiaSC-habs-2

GrayhoundBusStationColumbiaSC-habs-2

Greyhound Bus signSCCHighsmith2007

Greyhound Bus signSCCHighsmith2007

Haig Point Lighthouse, DaufuskieSCCHighsmith

Haig Point Lighthouse, DaufuskieSCCHighsmith

Hilton Head, SC - Lighthouse

Hilton Head, SC - Lighthouse

Hunting Island LighthouseSCCarolHighsmith

Hunting Island LighthouseSCCarolHighsmith

Kensington ManorEastoverSCCHighsmith

Kensington ManorEastoverSCCHighsmith

Robert Scruggs HouseCowpensNatParkSC-nps

Robert Scruggs HouseCowpensNatParkSC-nps