South Carolina Flag

Flag of South Carolina

Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776.

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South Carolina was the 8th state to join the union.
It was settled in 1670 and entered the union on May 23, 1788.
The state capital is in Columbia

Their nickname is: The Palmetto State
Their motto is: Prepared in mind and resources / While I breathe, I hope
Origin of state's name: Named in honor of England's King Charles I

Below is a list of some of the ciites we have visisted during our trip(s) to South Carolina


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