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"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. by North Carolina, S.E. by the Atlantic, and S.W. by Georgia, lying between lat. 32° and 35° 10' N. and lon. 78° 25' and 8 19'W. It is separated from Georgia by the Savannah and Chattooga Rivers, and is of roughly triangular outline. Area, 30,570 square miles..."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1566 - South Carolina was first settled by the Spanish in 1566 and later became an English colony. resources/ state-facts/ south-carolina.html
  • 1712 - Territory of Carolina divided into North and South; each had own governor webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sctimeln.htm
  • 1730-39 - About 20,000 enslaved Africans brought to South Carolina 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    June 27, 1901
  • 1914 - March 25 - Society Hill, SC, was buried under 18 inches of snow, establishing a state record.
  • 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.
    December 31, 1916

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