Postal abbreviation – SC
Capital – Columbia
Area – 32,020 [40th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 4,625,364 [24th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 153.9 [22nd largest in the US]
Area codes – 803, 843, 864
Zip codes – 29001 - 29945
Number of counties – 46
State nickname – Palmetto State
State motto – "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope
|State Flag of South Carolina|
-The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.
-Before being known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina was known as the Iodine State.
-Johnston is known as the Peach Capital of the World.
-On November 2, 1954, Strom Thurmond became the first US senator elected by write-in vote, receiving 139,106 write-in votes to win his seat. He was re-elected eight times and served for 48 years, until age 100.
University of South Carolina School of Law
Charleston School of Law