Real Estate Tips:
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3 Popular Attractions In South Carolina
- Congaree National Park: National park in central South Carolina.
- Middleton Place: Historical landscaped gardens, located in Charleston, South Carolina.
South Carolina Facts:
- Campbell’s Covered Bridge built in 1909, is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Off Hwy 14 near Gowensville.
- Sweetgrass basket making has been a part of the Mount Pleasant community for more than 300 years. Basket making is a traditional art form that has been passed on from generation to generation.
- Red Spider Lilies were first planted in the US, in the Willington-Mt. Carmel area when Dr. James Morrow sent them and other plants from the Orient while he served as surgeon with Commodore Perry’s expedition to open trade with Japan.
- South Carolina is home to a few of the best golf courses on the planet today, but did you know that it has always been at the facility of golf in America? The very first known shipment of golf clubs entered Charleston in 1739. The very first golf club in the United States, the South Carolina Golf Club, was also founded in Charleston in 1786. They used the initial golf course in America, Harleston Green, which was approximately in between Calhoun and also Beaufain streets near the Ashley River.
- The first shot to be fired in the Civil War was fired by Citadel Cadets stationed on Morris Island.
|Rank||Primary Statistical Area||Population||Counties|
|1||Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC CSA||1,460,036||Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Cherokee, Union|
|2||Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry, SC CSA||950,997||Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg, Kershaw, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda, Calhoun|
|3||Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC CSA||775,831||Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley|
|4||Myrtle Beach-Conway-Georgetown, SC CSA||525,772||Horry, Brunswick, Georgetown|
|5||Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA||415,321 in SC||York, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Chester|
|1||Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC MSA||895,923||Greenville, Anderson, Laurens, Pickens|
|2||Columbia, SC MSA||825,033||Calhoun, Kershaw, Fairfield, Richland, Lexington, Saluda|
|3||Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA||775,831||Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley|
|4||Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC MSA||464,165||Horry, Georgetown, Brunswick|
|5||Spartanburg, SC MSA||334,391||Spartanburg|
|6||Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA||251,195 in SC||York|
|7||Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC MSA||215,302||Beaufort, Jasper|
|8||Florence, SC MSA||205,831||Florence, Darlington|
|9||Sumter, SC MSA||106,847||Sumter|
|1966||58.2% 255,854||41.8% 184,088|
|1970||52.1% 251,151||45.9% 221,236|
|1974||47.0% 248,861||50.3% 266,338|
|1978||61.3% 384,898||37.7% 236,946|
|1982||69.8% 468,787||30.2% 202,806|
|1986||47.9% 361,328||51.0% 384,565|
|1990||27.8% 212,048||69.5% 528,831|
|1994||47.9% 447,002||50.4% 470,756|
|1998||53.2% 570,070||45.2% 484,088|
|2002||47.0% 521,140||52.9% 585,422|
|2006||44.8% 489,076||55.1% 601,868|
|2010||46.9% 630,534||51.4% 690,525|
|2014||41.4% 516,166||55.9% 696,645|
|2018||45.9% 784,182||54.0% 921,342|
|1952||50.7% 173,004||49.3% 168,082|
|1956||45.4% 136,372||25.2% 75,700|
|1960||51.2% 198,129||48.8% 188,558|
|1964||41.1% 215,700||58.9% 309,048|
|1968||29.6% 197,486||38.1% 254,062|
|1972||27.9% 189,270||70.6% 478,427|
|1976||56.2% 450,825||43.1% 346,140|
|1980||48.0% 427,560||49.6% 441,207|
|1984||35.6% 344,470||63.6% 615,539|
|1988||37.6% 370,554||61.5% 606,443|
|1992||39.9% 479,514||48.0% 577,507|
|1996||43.9% 504,051||49.9% 573,458|
|2000||40.9% 566,039||56.8% 786,426|
|2004||40.9% 661,699||58.0% 937,974|
|2008||44.9% 862,449||53.9% 1,034,896|
|2012||44.1% 865,941||54.6% 1,071,645|
|2016||40.7% 855,373||54.9% 1,155,389|
|2020||43.5% 1,091,348||55.1% 1,384,852|
What do you think is the most historically significant city in your state? If you live in South Carolina, Columbia, also known as the Soda City, maybe the first one that comes to mind.
▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 – Intro
00:20 – Hampton-Preston Mansion
00:58 – Robert Mills House and Gardens
01:33 – South Carolina State House
02:03 – EdVenture Children’s Museum
02:30 – Columbia Museum of Art
03:00 – South Carolina State Museum
03:35 – Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
04:00 – Lake Murray
04:36 – Dreher Island State Park
04:59 – Saluda Shoals
05:29 – Congaree National Park
06:10 – Sesquicentennial State Park
06:42 – Harbison State Forest
06:59 – Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens
07:19 – Tunnel Vision Mural
07:58 – University of South Carolina
08:19 – Williams-Brice Stadium
08:40 – Segra Park
08:57 – South Carolina State Farmer’s Market and Soda City Market
09:27 – Mast General Store
09:46 – Outro
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The city’s extensive history began decades ago. It was founded in 1786, but ⅔ of the city burned down after General William T. Sherman entered in 1865. A few historic buildings managed to survive, such as the Hampton-Preston Mansion, Robert Mills House and Gardens, and South Carolina State House. They’re all worth visiting as a way to experience life during the Antebellum period.
Several museums celebrate South Carolina’s history and cultures such as the Columbia Museum of Art and the South Carolina State Museum. Many are interactive and entertaining enough for children, such as the famous EdVenture.
South Carolina’s Lake Murray Dam is a well-known attraction, but Columbia also has plenty of other beautiful natural spaces. They include Saluda Shoals, Congaree National Park, the Sesquecential State Park, and the Harbison State Forest, to name a few.
Sports-lovers will have a wonderful time in the city. The Williams-Bryce Stadium hosts a rowdy crowd, and the multi-purpose Segra Park is worth visiting as well. You’re certain to find a game or event that you’ll enjoy in one of them.
Unique shops such as the Mast General Store offer all the supplies you could ever need for your trip, especially if you plan to camp out in one of the city’s parks. The farmers’ markets on the weekends offer a large selection of local produce. You can also enjoy delicious local food at restaurants such as Villa Tronco and Oyster Bar Columbia.
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