About: South Carolina
The capital of South Carolina is Columbia. In 1729, South Carolina officially separated from North Carolina. Extreme military action occurred during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. When South Carolina troops fired on federal troops in Fort Sumter, located in Charleston, tensions peaked and the Civil War officially began. The state was once primarily agricultural, but is now home to several large mills that produce goods such as textiles, wood, pulp, steel products, chemicals, and machinery. The state ranks third in the production of peaches in the US, fourth in the cultivation of tobacco. South Carolina also produces agricultural products including nursery and greenhouse products, watermelons, peanuts, broilers and turkeys, and cattle.
Area: 52,419 sq mi (ranks 30th)
Governor: Nikki Haley
Largest cities: Columbia