South Carolina History and Attractions

By | July 25, 2022

According to, South Carolina is named after Charles II of England who named the state after his father Charles I. This is one of the first thirteen states to declare independence from the British and form the Confederation.

Its borders are: North Carolina to the north, Georgia to the south and west while it is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The coastal areas are more populated and attract tourists, both for the beauty of nature but also for the colonial villas and the ancient flavor that reigns throughout the territory. Inland, however, you can admire sleepy towns, unspoiled parks, large marshy areas where excursions reveal a land full of beautiful surprises and yet to be explored.

South Carolina is the first stop towards the warm climate of Central America, where the songs of the descendants of the ancient slaves are still heard in the islands and where, both the culture and the language, preserve the echo of the traditions of West Africa.


According to, South Carolina was originally inhabited by about thirty tribes of native Indians of the territory, but following the arrival of the English settlers, the Indians are forced to retreat along the Trail of Tears. The marshy areas of the coast are then reclaimed with the work of the slaves who are introduced into the state, thus forming large rice fields and considerable plots of land that create the social and economic distance with the part of the indigenous population of inland peasants. Harsh reveals the Civil Warbut South Carolina detaches itself from the Union and becomes part of the Confederation, even though by now its territory has been destroyed. In 1900, South Carolina presents itself as a land mainly for agricultural exploitation, among the poorest in the USA with an economy that has tourism on the ocean coast as its only other resource.

Places to visit

Charleston is a delightful city, which retains its pre-Civil War architecture, with a strong scent of gardenias and jasmine, with white houses with a romantic atmosphere. Charleston allows you to sip coctkail while standing on the veranda to warm up with the inevitable southern sun, watching the carriages carrying tourists. The plantations around the city are the destination of guided tours to admire the endless fields that were of cotton, wheat, rice, sugar cane, now covered with flowers.

The state capital is Columbia but it looks like a charming old-fashioned town that comes alive mostly for university and baseball games.

Myrtle Beach is one of the major tourist resorts along the coast, bikers can avoid the helmet and the American style can have free rein: fast food, bikers, bikinis, malls, daiquiri bars and water parks.

Unusual nature

The swamps are an element that certainly is not easily present in the various territories, South Carolina instead includes much of its land covered with swamps. The decomposition of vegetables colors many swamps and many rivers of the state black and by canoe it becomes adventurous to go along the navigable canals. Excellent resource for paddle lovers.

NAMED: “The Palmetto State”
ORIGIN NAME: Explore in the early 1600s, the region took its present name in 1629 from the county of origin of the first settlers.
CAPITAL: Columbia
MEMBER UNION SINCE: May 23, 1788 (8th state)
POPULATION: 3,885,736
CAPITAL POPULATION: 133,273 residents
MOTTO: “Animis opibusque Parati (Prepared in mind and resource)” and “Dum spiro spero (While I breath, I hope)”
TREE: Palmetto
BIRD: Carolina Wren
FLOWER: Carolina Jessamine
SONG: carolina – South Carolina on my mind
THE FLAG: The Revolutionary Security Council in the fall of 1775 asked for a flag for South Carolina troops. Col. William Moultrie chose a blue to which he matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent, and reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their shields.
AGRICULTURE: Tobacco, poultry, livestock, dairy products, soy, pigs.
INDUSTRY: Textile sector, chemical products, paper products, tourism.

Economy South Carolina

The agricultural sector, traditionally based on cotton and rice, represents the basis of the state economy, even if the industry has assumed greater prominence, thanks to a series of tax and employment initiatives that have increased production. The main manufacturing activity is the textile one which includes numerous companies located in the north-western area of ​​the state.
Despite foreign competition, the secondary sector was able to differentiate its business by strengthening the chemical, food and paper processing industries. The main agricultural products are represented by tobacco, soy, corn and dairy products. Cotton is one of the most widespread crops such as wheat and peaches. Mining is small and provides vermiculite, kaolin and various building materials. Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors, thanks above all to the wealth of natural resources.

Economy South Carolina