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South Carolina

Welcome to South Carolina and a brief overview of The Palmetto State.

The Southern State of South Carolina is located on the east coast of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered on the north by, you guessed it, North Carolina and on the south and east by Georgia.

South Carolina among the states

  • Statehood: May 23, 1788 (8th state)
  • Abbreviation: S.C. (traditional), SC (postal)
  • Capital: Columbia.
  • Size: 31,113 square miles, includes inland water (40th)
  • Coastline: 187 miles.
  • Latin Mottoes:
  • State bird: Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) adopted 1948.
  • State flower: Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) adopted 1924.
  • State songs:
  • State tree: Sabal palmetto (Inodes palmetto) adopted 1939.


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