Top Facts about South Carolina

South Carolina, known as the Palmetto State, was the eighth state to join the new United States of America when it ratified the constitution on May 13, 1788. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. It was also the site of the first battle of the Civil War, when Confederate artillery fired on the Union garrison of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.

South Carolina is known as the birthplace of barbecue, too! Pigs raised by early Spanish settlers were cooked over open pits in a method used by Native Americans and the rest is history! Here’s another tasty fact: South Carolina grows more peaches than any other state besides California, and is home to the only tea plantation in the United States. Here’s a little bit more about South Carolina. I hope you enjoyed learning facts about South Carolina, the Palmetto State.