South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 1205 Pendleton
Street #505, Columbia SC 29201; 803-734-1700.
State Amphibian: spotted salamander
State Animal: white-tail deer
State Beverage: milk
State Bird: Carolina wren
State Botanic Garden: Botanical Garden at Clemson University
State Butterfly: Eastern tiger swallowtail
State Dance: the shag
State Dog: Boykin spaniel
State Fish: striped bass
State Flower: Carolina yellow jessamine
State Folk Dance: square dance
State Fruit: peach
State Gemstone: amethyst
State Grass: Indian grass
State Hospitality Beverage: tea
State Insect: Carolina praying mantis
State License Plate Motto: Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places.
State Motto: While I breathe, I hope. Also Ready in Soul and Resource.
State Music: the spiritual
State Nickname: Palmetto State
State Opera: Porgy and Bess
State Popular Music: beach music
State Reptile: loggerhead turtle
State Shell: lettered olive
State Songs: Carolina and South Carolina on My Mind
State Spider: Carolina wolf spider
State Stone: blue granite
State Tree: palmetto
State Waltz: Richardson Waltz
State Wild Game Bird: wild turkey
Charleston, South Carolina — Colonial capital.
Columbia, South Carolina — South Carolina
State House, Main and Gervais Streets, Columbia, South Carolina 29201;
803-734-2530. Web: http://www.sc.gov. State capital. Site selected in 1786 and the capital moved there in 1790.
Carolina; Richardson Waltz; South Carolina on My Mind; Heads
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South Carolina is the nation's largest producer of peaches for the fresh market.