The Great State: South Carolina

South Carolina is a south eastern state, with nearly 70% of the land covered in forests. In agriculture, South Carolina makes the bulk of its income with meat chickens. South Carolina also produces grains, oil seeds, cucumbers, snap beans, tomatoes and potatoes. The only tea farm in North America is in South Carolina. They also grow exotic mushrooms, pecans and gingko. The livestock industry is made up of cattle, hogs, turkeys and quail. The state is also home to many agriculture-related festivals throughout the year, including the World of Grits Festival.

Capital: Columbia

Population: 4,561,332

Founded: May 23, 1778 (South Carolina was the 8th state)

State Bird: Carolina Wren

State Tree: Palmetto

State Flower: Yellow Jessamine

State Flag:


Largest City: Columbia

Nickname: Palmetto State


Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 26,900

Average Farm Size: 189 acres

Total Farmland: 4.8 million acres


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