Discovering and exploring the many treasures of South Carolina

500 Things to Google about South Carolina…

 

 

South Carolina has long been known for its diverse landscape and rich cultural heritage. The following post focuses on the people, places and symbols that give the Palmetto State it’s noted colorful (and sometimes controversial) personality. Google instantly provides people with information that was once difficult to obtain. In our household Maxi and I google everything from current television shows to former U.S. Presidents. We hope you enjoy this list of “google-worthy” items regarding our fine state.  You might learn a thing or two you didn’t already know about South Carolina. Enjoy!! 

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Aaron Burr Rock- Chester

Abbeville, South Carolina

Abingdon Manor- Latta

ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge

Adluh Flour

Aiken, South Carolina

Albemarle Point

Allen University

Anderson, Pink

Andrew Jackson State Park

Angel Oak

Angelo’s Steak & Pasta- Myrtle Beach

Anne Springs Close Greenway

Annie’s Inn B & B- Montmorenci

Animis Opibusque Parati (Prepared in Mind & Resources)

Arthur Ravenel Bridge

Ashley River

Atalaya Castle

B

Barefoot Landing- North Myrtle Beach

Barnwell Sundial

Barry, Kate Moore

Beacon Drive-In- Spartanburg

Benedict College

Benne Wafers

Best Friend of Charleston

Bethesda Presbyterian Church- York

Bethune, Mary McLeod

Bi-Lo Center

Blackbeard’s 1718 Siege of Charleston

Black River

Blackville Healing Springs

Blenheim Ginger Ale

BMW Zentrum

Bodie, Idella

Bonham, James Butler

Boone Hall Plantation

Bowen’s Island Restaurant

Boykin Spaniel

Branchville Train Depot

Brattonsville, Historic

Broadway at the Beach- Myrtle Beach

Brown, James

Brown’s Barbecue- Kingstree

Brookgreen Gardens

Broom Place- Boykin

Buford’s Massacre or Battle of Waxhaws

Burt-Stark Mansion- Abbeville

Bush River Baptist Church- Newberry County

Byrnes, James F.

Byrnes High School Football

C

Caesar’s Head State Park

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club- Pawleys Island

Calhoun, John C.

Camden, South Carolina

Campbell, Carroll

Campbell’s Covered Bridge

“Carolina” by Henry Timrod

Carolina Adventure World- Winnsboro

Carolina Cup

Carolina Girls “Best in the World”

Carolina Mantid

Carolina Wolf Spider

Carolina Wren

Carowinds

Carson, Harry

Castle Pinckney

Catawba Indian Tribe

Catawba River

Catholic Presbyterian Church- Chester County

Charlesfort

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston City Market

Charleston RiverDogs

Charleston Tea Plantation

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Cherry Grove Pier

Cherry Park- Rock Hill

Chesnut, Mary Boykin

Chester, South Carolina

Chicken Bog

Chicora, Francisco de

Christ Church Episcopal- Greenville

Christmas at Ashtabula Plantation- Pendleton

Church of the Holy Cross- Stateburg

Church of the Holy Trinity- Ridgeland

Citadel, The

Claflin University

Clemson University

Cliffs at Glassy, The

Clyburn, James

Coastal Carolina University

Coker College

Cokesbury College

Colbert, Stephen

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Colonial Life Arena

Columbia, South Carolina

Congaree National Park

Columbia College

Columns Bed & Breakfast Inn, The- Dillon

Conroy, Pat

Converse College

Conway, South Carolina

Cooper, Lord Anthony Ashley

Cooper River

Cotton Hills Farm- Lowrys

Cowpens National Battlefield

Cremins, Bobby

Cunningham, Ann Pamela

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Inn, The- Conway

D

Daniel Morgan Square- Spartanburg

Darlington Raceway

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

De Ayllon, Lucas Vazquez

De Chicora, Francisco

Death Valley- Clemson

Devils Fork State Park

Dining Room at Woodlands, The

Doby, Larry

Dock Street Theatre

Doolittle Raiders

Dr. Benjamin Mays Childhood Home

Drayton Hall

Drunken Jack’s Restaurant- Murrells Inlet

Duke’s Mayonnaise

Dum Spiro Spero- While I Breathe I Hope

E

Earle, Samuel

Ebenezer Grill- Rock Hill

Edgefield Pottery

 

Edisto Beach State Park

Edisto Island

Edisto Memorial Gardens

Edisto River

Elgin Catfish Stomp

Emerald Farms- Greenwood

Erskine College

Esso Club, The

F

Fall for Greenville

Farmhouse at Bush River, The- Clinton

Fat Harold’s

Finlay Park- Columbia

Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church- Chester County

Flagg, Alice- Ghost of the Hermitage

Folly Beach

Ford, Danny

Forrest Gump- Filming Locations

Fort Hill- John C. Calhoun Home

Fort Jackson

Fort Motte

Fort Moultrie

Fort Sumter

Fort Watson

Francis Beidler Forest

Frogmore Stew

Fulton, Bob

Furman University

G

Gaffney Peachoid

Garden Cafe, The- York

Garnett, Kevin

Geiger, Emily

Gervais Street Bridge

Gibbons, Leeza

Gibson, Althea

Gillespie, Dizzy

Gillisonville Baptist Church

Gist, William Henry

Glen, James

Glencairn Garden

Godbold, Lucile

Golden Creek Mill- Easley

Goodale State Park

Goose Creek Men

Gray Man, The

Great Swamp Sanctuary- Walterboro

Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville Drive

Greenville Zoo

Greenwood Festival of Flowers

Gray, Wil Lou

Gregg, Maxcy

Grimke, Sarah & Angelina

Grits and Groceries Restaurant

Groucho’s Deli

Grove- The Inn on Harlee, The- Marion

Gullah

H

HL Hunley

Hagler, King  (Also King Haigler)

Hagood, Johnson

Hagood Mill- Pickens

Haile Gold Mine

Hamburg, South Carolina

Hampton, South Carolina

Hampton County Watermelon Festival

Hampton Plantation

Hampton III, Wade

Hanging Rock- Lancaster County

Happy Cow Creamery

Harbour Town Golf Links

Harbour Town Lighthouse

Hard Times Cafe

Hartsville, South Carolina

Hayne, Isaac

Hemingway Bar-B-Q Shag Festival

Hickory Knob State Park

High Hills of Santee

Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hitchcock Woods- Aiken

Hollings, Fritz

Hollywild Animal Park

Hominy Grill

Honeysuckle Acres B & B- Winnsboro

Hootie and the Blowfish

Hopelands Gardens

Hopsewee Plantation

Horseshoe, The- Univ. of South Carolina

House of Firewood- Rock Hill

Howard, Frank

Hunting Island State Park

Huntington, Anna Hyatt

Hurricane Hazel

Hurricane Hugo

Hyman’s Seafood

 I

Indigo

Inn at Merridun, The- Union

Irmo Okra Strut

Issaqueena Falls

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

 J

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs

Jackson, Andrew

Jackson, Jesse

Jackson, “Shoeless” Joe

Jasper, Sargeant William

Jefferies, Willie

Jestine’s Kitchen

Jim Harrison Gallery- Denmark

John De La Howe School

Johnson, Bobby

Johnson, Robert “Good Governor”

Jones Gap State Park

Jumping Off Rock- Lake Jocassee

Juniper- Ridge Spring

 

K

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim- Charleston

Kalmia Gardens- Hartsville

Kershaw, South Carolina

Kershaw-Cornwallis House

Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm- Lancaster

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain State Park

Kingston Church- Conway

Kingstree, South Carolina

Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival

Kirkland, Levon

Kitt, Eartha

Kudzu

 

L

Lady of Cofitachequi

Lake Hartwell

Lake Jocassee

Lake Keowee

Lake Marion

Lake Moultrie

Lake Murray

Lake Wylie

Lamar Egg Scramble

Land Called Chicora, The

Lander University

Landrum, South Carolina

Landsford Canal Spider Lilies

Laura’s Tea Room

Laurens, Henry

Lenoir Store- Horatio

Lettered Olive Shell

Liberty Bridge- Greenville

Lilfred’s Restaurant- Rembert

Limestone College

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile

Long Cane Massacre

Lowcountry Shrimp Festival- McClellanville

Lowcountry Visitors Museum- Point South

Lynch Jr., Thomas

 

M

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

MacDowell, Andie

MACK- McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah

Marion, South Carolina

Marion, Francis- Swamp Fox

McBee, Vardry

McCabe’s Barbecue

McCain, Edwin

McClellanville, South Carolina

McCormick Gold Rush Festival

McGuire, Frank

McKelvey Center- York

McKissick, John

McLeod Farms- McBee

McNair, Dr. Ronald

Mepkin Abbey

Middleton, Arthur

Middleton Place

Mill Pond Steakhouse

Miller’s Bread Basket

Mills, Robert

Mizpah Methodist Church- Bamberg County

Monetta Drive-In- The Big Mo

Morris Island Lighthouse

Motte, Rebecca Brewton

Moultrie, William

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Miniature Golf

Myrtle Beach Pavilion

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

 N

Newberry Opera House

Newberry College

Ninety Six National Historic Site

O

Oakley Park

Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

Oconee Bell- Flower

Oconee State Park

Okra

Oktoberfest- Walhalla or Newberry

Old Brick Church- Fairfield County

Old Edgefield Grill

Old Post Office Restaurant, The

Old St. David’s Epicopal Church (Cheraw)

Old Santee Canal Park

Old Sheldon Church

Old Stone Church- Clemson

Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church- Lancaster

Oliphant, Mary C. Simms

One Twenty Musgrove- Clinton

Orangeburg Massacre

Order of the Palmetto

Original 13 Colonies

 P

Page’s Millpond- Lake View

Pageland Watermelon Festival

Paris Mountain State Park

Park Seed Company

Parris Island

Patriot, The- Filming Locations

Pawleys Island Hammock Shops

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Peace Center, The- Greenville

Peach Tree Orchards, The- Filbert, SC

Peachtree Rock  Heritage Preserve

Pearis, Richard

Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

Pee Dee Indian Tribe

Pendleton, South Carolina

Penn Center

Perry, William “Refrigerator”

Phillips, Jim

Pickens, Andrew- Wizard Owl

Pinckney, Charles Coatesworth

Pinckney, Eliza Lucas

Pinckneyville- Union County

Pleasant Lane Acres B & B- Edgefield

Poe’s Tavern- Sullivan’s Island

Poinsett Bridge

Poinsett State Park

Pon Pon Chapel

Porgy and Bess

Presbyterian College

Prime Outlets- Gaffney

Prince Frederick’s Chapel Ruins

Prince George Winyah Church

Prince of Tides- Filming Locations

Pringle, Elizabeth Allston

Purrysburg Settlement

Q

Queen Anne’s Revenge

R

Rainbow Row

Ram Cat Alley- Seneca

Rankin-Harwell House- Mars Bluff

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Red Horse Inn, The- Landrum

Ribaut, Jean

Rice Festival- Walterboro

Rice, Jim

Richardson, Bobby

Richardson Waltz

Ridgeway, South Carolina

Ridge Peach Festival- Trenton

Riley, Dick

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden

River Room

Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Rock, Chris

Rock Hill Buggy Company

Rockville Regatta

Rogers, George

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Roz’s Rice Mill Cafe

Rutledge, Edward

Rutledge, John

S

Sabal Palmetto

St. George World Grits Festival

St. James Church- Goose Creek

St. John’s Lutheran Church- Walhalla

St. Michael’s Church- Charleston

St. Philip’s Church- Charleston

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church- St. Stephen

Salem Black River Church- Mayesville

Salley Chitlin Strut

Sandlapper

Santa Elena

Santee National Wildlife Refuge

Sassafras Mountain

Sassafras Southern Bistro- Greenville

Savannah River Site

Schwartzentruber’s Bakery- Abbeville

Scott’s Variety Store & BBQ- Hemingway

Sea Captain’s House

See Wee Restaurant- Awendaw

Selvy, Frank

Shag- State Dance

Sharpe, Sterling

Shealy’s Bar-B-Que

Shem Creek

Shrimp and Grits

Simkins, Modjeska Monteith

Skins Hot Dogs

Smalls, Robert

Snow’s Island

Soapstone Baptist Church

Society Hill, South Carolina

South Carolina Railroad Museum

South Carolina State Fair- Columbia

South Carolina State University

South Carolina Tobacco Museum

South Carolina, University of

South of the Border- Hamer

Spoleto Festival Charleston

Springfield Frog Jump Festival

Springwater Festival- Williamston

Squealin’ on the Square- Laurens

Standpipe Water Tower- Belton

Stateburg, South Carolina

State Museum, The

Steak House Cafeteria

Steven W’s Bistro

Stono Rebellion

Stumphouse Tunnel

Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina

Summerton Diner

Summerville Flowertown Festival

Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter, Thomas- Gamecock

Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Swamp Fox Murals Trail

Swan Lake Iris Gardens

Sweatman’s Barbecue- Holly Hill

Sweetgrass Basket Weaving

Sweet Tea

T

Table Rock State Park

Tamassee DAR School

Thorntree- Kingstree

Three Pines View B & B- Salem

Thurmond, Strom

Tillman, Ben

Tillman Hall- Clemson University

Trash to Treasures- Elloree

Travis, William Barret

Trenton Bar-B-Q

Trash to Treasures- Elloree

Trinity Church- Abbeville

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral- Columbia

Tuskegee Airmen 

U

UFO Welcome Center- Bowman

Union, South Carolina

Union County Carnegie Library

V

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

Veranda on Main- Abbeville

Vesey, Denmark

 

W

Wade’s Family Restaurant- Spartanburg

Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

Walhalla State Fish Hatchery

Walnut Grove Plantation

Water Festival- Beaufort

Watts-Todd-Dunklin House- Laurens

Welsh Neck Settlement

Westminster Presbyterian Church- Westminster

Westmoreland, William C.

White, Vanna

Wild Water & Wheels- Surfside Beach

Willcox Inn

Wilhelm, Bill

Williams-Brice Stadium

Willington Academy- McCormick County

Williston Cotton Gin

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Winthrop University

Winyah Bay

Wofford College

Wyche, Sam 

Y

Yamasee War

Yemassee

Yarborough, Cale

Yellow Jessamine

Yoder’s Dutch Kitchen

Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken

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3 Comments

  1. Wow! This is great! Thank you!! I just recently moved to Charleston, SC from Texas so South Carolina is all new to me! I’ll be sure to google some of these! Thanks again! -Leandra

  2. Nice list!

    Is the profile photo you took from Charleston? Is it near G&M by chance?

  3. Hey Stephen. How have you been? Are you still a gym rat like me? Hope all is well with you and family.

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