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South Carolina

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Ratification or Admission:  May 23, 1788 (8th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1895
State Abbreviation:  SC
State Capital:  Columbia
Largest City - Population:  Charleston
Origin of the Name:  Named in honor of King Charles I and King Charles II of England
State Motto:  “Animis opibusque parati” (prepared in mind and resources) and “Dum spiro spero” (While I breathe, I hope)
State Nickname:  Palmetto State
State Song:  “Carolina” | Lyrics: Henry Timrod | Music: Anne Custis Burgess
State Animal:  White-tailed Deer
State Bird:  Carolina Wren
State Fish:  Striped bass
State Flower:  Yellow Jessamine
State Fruit:  Peach
State Gemstone:  Amethyst
State Insect:  Carolina Mantid
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Sabal Palm
State Flag:  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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