King Charles I of England granted the land on which South Carolina is located to Sir Robert Heath in 1629. The region was named Carolina, a word derived from the Latin form of Charles, in reference to King Charles.
South Carolina is blessed with a rich history of noteworthy contributions to our nationís struggles for the attainment and preservation of the American ideals of liberty and democracy.
On June 28, 1776, the battle for Sullivanís Island was the first decisive victory of the Patriot cause during the American Revolution. This battle considerably boosted American morale, with a sizeable British fleet and army soundly defeated and British pride seriously wounded... Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim June 28, as CAROLINA DAY throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to learn more about the Battle of Fort Sullivan and to celebrate this significant victory for the American cause in the Palmetto State. (Governor Proclamations)
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.
South Carolinaís Ethnic Roots: African American 29.5%, American 13.9%, German 8.4%, English 8.4%, Irish 7.9%. "Americans" are likely descendents of Scots-Irish settlers. Religion in South Carolina: 92% Christian (84% Protestant, 7% Catholic, 1% Other), 7% No Religion, 1% Other Religions. South Carolina grows more peaches than any other state except California.