Thursday, December 8

Facts about South Carolina

South Carolina Facts

Learn facts about South Carolina for kids.

Have you ever gone on a vacation to South Carolina before? Maybe you already live there. Whichever it may be, you can learn some fun facts about South Carolina right here; just continue to read. I like learning fun facts about each of the different states in the United States. I love to share some of those fun facts with you! Every Thursday, I will post quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done alphabetically (ABC) order! Last week, we posted facts about Rhode Island. This week, we are posting cool facts about South Carolina. You will learn about South Carolina's state flag, bird, and many other facts. The countdown is on, and there are only ten (10) more states to blog about! 

South Carolina was the eighth (8th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! South Carolina officially joined the union on May 23, 1788! South Carolina is one of the original thirteen colonies. South Carolina is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. South Carolina is bordered by two (2) states: North Carolina and Georgia. South Carolina also shares a border with the Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina is the fortieth (40th) largest state in the United States. That means South Carolina is one of the smaller states in the United States of America. There are about 5,190,706 people who live in the state of South Carolina. That is a lot of people!


South Carolina famous person alert:

Did you know George Washington Murray was born in Sumter County, South Carolina? George Washington Murray was a teacher, farmer, inventor, and politician/congressman. 

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Quick Facts about South Carolina:

1. South Carolina is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, the first state to secede from the union, and sweet tea. A few of the nicknames for South Carolina are the Palmetto State, the Swamp State, and the Rice State. The South Carolina state motto is “Hope”. The South Carolina state motto was adopted sometime in 1664. The abbreviation for South Carolina is SC.

2. Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. It officially became the capital in 1786 and has an estimated population of about 137,542 people.

3. The state bird for South Carolina is the Carolina Wren. The South Carolina Wren is a beautiful little bird. The South Carolina Wren was chosen as the state bird for South Carolina in 1948. You can look at pictures and read more about the South Carolina Wren here: Click here

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4. The official state flower in South Carolina is yellow jessamine. It sprouts on a climbing vine plant that grows throughout the State and starts blooming during the spring months. They are beautiful yellow flowers!! The South Carolina Yellow Jessamine became the official state flower on February 1, 1924.

5. South Carolina’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1861. It has a blue background with a white palmetto tree and a crescent moon.

6. Some crops grown in South Carolina are broccoli, cotton, hay, peaches, peanuts, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit in South Carolina are Myrtle Beach, the Charleston Museum, and Hilton Head Island.

8. Some animals that live in South Carolina are bottlenose dolphins, coyotes, squirrels, river otters, and wild turkeys.

9. South Carolina can get very hot or cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in South Carolina was 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 29, 2012. The coldest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina was -19 degrees (19 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Caesars Head, South Carolina, on January 21, 1985.



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Facts about South Carolina



Get your free printable South Carolina worksheet here:

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South Carolina worksheet

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Books about South Carolina:

1. South Carolina by Emily Rose Oachs

2. Hey Kids! Let's Visit Charleston, South Carolina by Teresa Mills

3. Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way to South Carolina by Eric James

4. North Carolina by Bold Kids

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You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the posts from all 50 states in one convenient place. 



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1 comment:

  1. I really like the 50 states workbook and the posts about them. Thank you.


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