- Admitted to statehood: May 23, 1788
- Origin of name: King Charles I ordered it to be called Provence of Carolina,
this was later separated and it became North Carolina, and South Carolina.
- Capital: Columbia
- Nickname: "The Palmetto State"
- Motto: "Animis Opibusque Parati" (Translation: Prepared in Mind and
- Bird: Carolina Wren
- Flower: Carolina Jessamine
- Beverage: Milk
- Song: "South Carolina on My Mind"
- Stone: Blue Granite
- Tree: Palmetto
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