Ten fun facts about South Carolina


Fact 1
Only one standing covered bridge still exists in the state. It was built in 1909 off of Highway 14 near Gowensville, South Carolina. It is known as Campbell’s Covered Bridge.

Fact 2
One of the most popular resort destinations in the United States is Myrtle Beach. Hundreds of thousands of people venture to this location every year for vacation purposes.

Fact 3
The first battle to take place during the Civil War occurred at Fort Sumter.


Fact 4
Every May the South Carolina Poultry Festival is held in Batesburg-Leesville.

Fact 5
The largest Gingko farm in the world is located in Sumter.

Fact 6
The oldest minor league baseball stadium in the United States is Duncan Park Baseball Stadium in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Fact 7
Lake Murray located in Irmo is known for having a “monster” in the lake that is the cousin of the “Loch Ness Monster.” It was first spotted in 1973 and there is a new sighting every few years.

Fact 8
The “Peach Capital of the World” is considered to be Johnston, South Carolina.

Fact 9
The first airport in the state was established in 1927. It is known as Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport.

Fact 10
There is a myth in Marion, South Carolina that any person that drinks water directly from Catfish Creek will immediately become infatuated with the town and never want to leave.


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Short about South Carolina
Is a state located in the southeastern part of the United States.

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Number of households
1,768,255
Population
4,723,417
Per capita income
$23,906
Life expectancy in number of years
77.0
Statehood
May 23, 1788
Capital
Columbia
Largest city
Columbia
Number of billionaires
1
State dance
Square dance
State beverage
South Carolina-grown tea
State color
Indigo Blue
State bird
Carolina wren
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Striped bass
State tree
Sabal Palm
State flower
Yellow jessamine