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History of South Carolina, USA

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South Carolina is the nation's leading peach producer and shipper east of the Mississippi River.

Before being known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina was known as, and had emblazoned on their license plates, the Iodine State.

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  • 1566 - South Carolina was first settled by the Spanish in 1566 and later became an English colony.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ south-carolina.html

  • 1712 - Territory of Carolina divided into North and South; each had own governor

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm

  • 1730-39 - About 20,000 enslaved Africans brought to South Carolina

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm

  • 1788 - South Carolina became 8th state


  • 1804 - Hurricane struck South Carolina


  • 1830 - Country's first railroad built for a steam engine begins operation in South Carolina

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1860 - December 20 - South Carolina first state to secede from the Union prior to Civil War

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
    December 20, 1860

  • 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
    The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves...Read MORE...


  • 1868 - South Carolina readmitted to Union; new Constitution written; Sen. B.F. Randolph murdered by radical whites in Abbeville County

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm

  • 1871 - October 17 - President Grant suspends the writ of habeas corpus in South Carolina where the Ku Klux Klan is active.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/

  • February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1891 - Fatal Disregard of a Wife's Advice
    Union, S. C, March 17. - A very sad accident occurred near Home postoffice, in this County, last Friday, 13th instant. C. LaFayette Kirby was...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - South Carolina
    South Carolina, kār-o-li'na, one of the Southern Atlantic States, and one of the original thirteen member of the American Union, bounded N. and N.E....Read MORE...


  •  South Carolina, USA
    Main St, Looking South toward the Capitol
    Postcard
  •  South Carolina, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • News 1901 - June 27 - There was a rain of fish from the sky at Tiller's Ferry, SC. Hundreds of fish were swimming between cotton rows after a heavy shower.

    WeatherForYou.com
    June 27, 1901

  • 1914 - March 25 - Society Hill, SC, was buried under 18 inches of snow, establishing a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1916 - December 31 – The Hampton Terrace Hotel in North Augusta, South Carolina, one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the nation at the time, burns to the ground.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 31, 1916

  •  South Carolina, USA
    Marion Tourist Camp, North Charleston, South Carolina
    Postcard
  •  South Carolina, USA
    Company A, Barracks and Naval Station, Port Royal, S. C.
    Postcard


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Main St, Looking South toward the Capitol
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Marion Tourist Camp, North Charleston, South Carolina
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Company A, Barracks and Naval Station, Port Royal, S. C.
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  • 1566 - South Carolina was first settled by the Spanish in 1566 and later became an English colony.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ south-carolina.html
  • 1712 - Territory of Carolina divided into North and South; each had own governor

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
  • 1730-39 - About 20,000 enslaved Africans brought to South Carolina

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
  • 1788 - South Carolina became 8th state
  • 1804 - Hurricane struck South Carolina
  • 1830 - Country's first railroad built for a steam engine begins operation in South Carolina

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1860 - December 20 - South Carolina first state to secede from the Union prior to Civil War

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
    December 20, 1860
  • 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
    The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves... Read MORE...

  • 1868 - South Carolina readmitted to Union; new Constitution written; Sen. B.F. Randolph murdered by radical whites in Abbeville County

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
  • 1871 - October 17 - President Grant suspends the writ of habeas corpus in South Carolina where the Ku Klux Klan is active.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/
  • February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1891 - Fatal Disregard of a Wife's Advice
    Union, S. C, March 17. - A very sad accident occurred near Home postoffice, in this County, last Friday, 13th instant. C. LaFayette Kirby was... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - South Carolina
    South Carolina, kār-o-li'na, one of the Southern Atlantic States, and one of the original thirteen member of the American Union, bounded N. and N.E.... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - June 27 - There was a rain of fish from the sky at Tiller's Ferry, SC. Hundreds of fish were swimming between cotton rows after a heavy shower.

    WeatherForYou.com
    June 27, 1901
  • 1914 - March 25 - Society Hill, SC, was buried under 18 inches of snow, establishing a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1916 - December 31 – The Hampton Terrace Hotel in North Augusta, South Carolina, one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the nation at the time, burns to the ground.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 31, 1916

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