South Carolina State
South Carolina State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted South Carolina as the 8th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about South Carolina.
Date of Statehood:
May 23, 1788
4,255,083 (US Census 2005 estimate)
South Carolina grows more peaches than any other state except California; it ranks fifth in overall tobacco production. Other farm products include cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes, soybeans, corn, and oats. Poultry and dairy products are also important revenue producers.
South Carolina has built so many large textile and other mills that today its factories produce eight times the output of its farms in cash value. Charleston makes asbestos, wood, pulp, and steel products, chemicals, machinery, and apparel are also important.
The Palmetto State
Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope.), Animis Opibusque Parati (Ready in soul and resource.)
Yellow Jessamine (Legislation of 1924)
Palmetto (Legislation of 1939)
Carolina Wren (Legislation of 1939)
Striped Bass (Legislation of 1972)
Praying Mantis (Legislation of 1988)
Amethyst (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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