South Carolina Information
South Carolina Overview:
Discover cherished American historic sites, cultural and artistic treasures, award-winning museums and fantastic shopping and dining on fun site-seeing tours of South Carolina's beautiful historic cities and on scenic back road trips that lead to charming small towns. Miles of white sandy seashore stretch from the Grand Strand in the north to the mouth of the Savannah River in the south. South Carolina's outdoors features fantastic and fun State Parks, championship golf courses, clear and saltwater fishing, hiking, white water rafting, boating, kayaking and scuba diving.
South Carolina Real Estate:
South Carolina is a small, diverse state located in the Deep South. From forested mountain scenery in the northwest and the mid-state Piedmont region to the Grand Strand coastline of the northeast and the islands and marshes of the south coast, South Carolina's topography is remarkably varied. The state also features scenic waterways and abundant wildlife as well as antebellum plantations and other historic sites.
South Carolina Weather:
South Carolina has mild winters with plenty of humidity in its long, hot summers. The southern portion is the warmest. Temperatures tend to be higher on the coast, with colder conditions in the mountains, though on average the winters are short and mild. With predominately low altitudes in the state, and the protection of the Appalachian. See South Carolina temperature charts.
Regions in South Carolina:
Outer and Inner Coastal Plains (Low Country), Sandhills, Peidmont and Blue Ridge Region.
South Carolina Airports:
Charleston International Airport (CHS), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), Florence Regioinal Airport (FLO), Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l. Airport (GSP), Hilton Head Airport (HHH) and Mrytle Beach Int'l Airport (MYR).
South Carolina Facts:
Population is ranked 24th in the United States; State Capital- Columbia, South Carolina; Largest Metro Area - Columbia; South Carolina State Abbreviations - S.C., SC
South Carolina Trivia:
King Charles I of England granted the land on which South Carolina is located to Sir Robert Heath in 1629. The region was named Carolus, a word derived from the Latin form of Charles, in reference to King Charles. His son, King Charles II, changed the spelling of the regions name to Carolina in 1663, when he gave the land to the eight Lords Proprietors. During the 17th century the land to the south, in this grant, came to be called South Carolina and the area to the north, North Carolina.
South Carolina State Government Resource Link: http://sc.gov/
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