A state of the US on the Atlantic coast; population 4,479,800 (est. 2008); capital, Columbia. The region was permanently settled by the English from 1663. Separated from North Carolina in 1729, South Carolina became one of the original thirteen states of the Union (1788). In 1860 it was the first state to secede from the Union, precipitating the American Civil War.
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- Local and national health advocacy and policy groups have sponsored a survey showing that a majority of South Carolinian voters support drug treatment over prison.
- As a South Carolinian by birth, I've developed a bit of allergy to this sort of thing from long exposure.
- In the south, a South Carolinian expedition destroyed the Spanish city of St Augustine, Florida, in 1702 and a retaliatory French attack on Charleston was repulsed.
Definition of South Carolina in:
- The US English dictionary