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What are some interesting facts about South Carolina?

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One interesting fact about South Carolina is that the state was home to the first battle in the Civil War. The battle took place at Fort Sumter.

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What are some interesting facts about South Carolina?
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South Carolina was the eighth state to enter into the Union on May 23, 1788. The state's official dance is the shag and it is known as the Palmetto State. Before being nicknamed the Palmetto State, it was known as the Iodine State. The state of South Carolina has only one covered bridge. It was built in 1909 near the town of Gowensville. The state is also the leader in peach production east of the Mississippi River. The smallest county in South Carolina is McCormick at just 360 square miles. The largest is Horry and it covers more than 1,000 square miles.

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