"While I Breathe, I Hope"  
    "Prepared in Mind and Resources"

Date Admitted:  1788 (8th) 
Capital:  Columbia 
Largest City:  Columbia 
Population:  3,760,181 
State Song:  "Carolina" 
State Bird:  Carolina Wren 
State Tree:  Cabbage Palmetto 
State Flower:  Carolina Jessamine 
Nickname:  The Palmetto State 
State Constitution:  SC Constitution 
Official State Web Page:  South Carolina 
Department of Education:  Schools 
Electronic Library:  South Carolina 

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Links of Interest: 

News and Media 
   Sun News 
   Go Carolinas  
   Palmetto Journal  
   South Carolina ETV Network  
   South Carolina Weather  

Travel and Tourism 
   Official South Carolina 
      Travel Guide  
   Appalachian Web  
   Center For Carolina Living  

History and Community 
   South Carolina Arts Commission  
   South Carolina Department of  
      Archives and History  
   South Carolina History  
   South Carolina State Parks  
   Cheraw State Park  
   Fort Sumter National Monument  
   Kings Mountain National  
      Military Park  


            Adopted in 1861 

Elected Officials  
        David Beasley 
        Ernest Hollings 
        Strom Thurmond 
        Marshall Sanford -- 1st District 
        Floyd Spence -- 2nd District  
        Lindsey Graham -- 3rd District  
        Bob Inglis -- 4th District  
        John Spratt, Jr.-- 5th District 
        James Clyburn -- 6th District