For information about South Carolina state government agencies and services, please visit our state’s official website, SC.gov.
For information about visiting the Palmetto State, please visit the official tourism website of SC, discoversouthcarolina.com.
The Library of Congress has a digital collection of documents, books, maps, and other materials associated with South Carolina that it makes available to the public. You may access the LOC’s online collection here.
State Capital: Columbia
Motto: Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Nickname: The Palmetto State
Counties: 46 counties
Population: About 5.2 million
Bordering neighbors: Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, North Carolina
Time Zone: Eastern Time (ET)