History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of South Carolina
Relocating to South Carolina suggests relocating to a state rich in traditions which continues to be felt and seen within its cities today. There's Columbia, the state
capital with its huge US Army presence, revitalized downtown and many colleges; Charleston, featuring the nation's oldest historic district; plus the manufacturing hub
of the state, North Charleston.
With its Hilton Head Island, Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach the South Carolina coastline possesses some of the finest beaches, memorable golf courses and top resorts in
the country. Although as you’ll discover when relocating to South Carolina, which is the smallest state in the Deep South is a gentle giant when you come down to culture
and history. From where the initial shots of the American Civil War began, Fort Sumter, to downtown Charleston historic district where the oldest standing theater in the
nation is located, South Carolina remains the personification of the nation's South.
Additionally, you can relocate to Myrtle Beach, or Hilton Head Island which are both prominent beach resorts, or discover Sumter, where Shaw Air Base is located. There
is Greenville, with its numerous events and festivals, and if you enjoy a congenial commuter community, take a look at Rock Hill, Mount Pleasant or Summerville.
South Carolina, officially separated from North Carolina in 1729, was the scene of extensive military action during the Revolution and again during the Civil War. The
Civil War began in 1861 as South Carolina troops fired on federal Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, and the state was the first to secede from the Union.
South Carolina Colleges.
There are 61 colleges and universities in the State of South Carolina. The University of South Carolina in Columbia was the state's largest university with 29,599 enrolled
students for fall 2010. The North Charleston Trident Technical College is the largest two-year college enrolling 15,790. The smallest institution is W. L. Bonner College, a
Pentecostal seminary with 47 students. The oldest institution is the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785.
The majority of South Carolina colleges and universities are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), but one is accredited by the Association
for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), one by the Accredit Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS ), one from the Association of Theological Schools in the United
States and Canada (ATS), and two from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. There are also 6 four-year and two two-year historically black colleges
Although no major league professional sports teams are based in South Carolina, the Carolina Panthers do have training facilities in the state and played their Inaugural
Season's home games at Clemson's Memorial Stadium. The Panthers consider themselves "The Carolinas' Team" and refrained from naming themselves after Charlotte or either of
the Carolinas. The state is also home to numerous minor league professional teams. College teams represent their particular South Carolina institutions, and are the primary
options for football, basketball and baseball attendance in the state. South Carolina is also a top destination for golf and water sports.
South Carolina is also home to one of NASCAR's first tracks and its first paved speedway, Darlington Raceway northwest of Florence.
South Carolina Airports.
There are seven major South Carolina airports, all of which act as regional airports. The busiest passenger area is the Charleston International Airport. Just past the
border in North Carolina is Charlotte / Douglas International Airport, the 30th busiest airport in the world, in terms of passengers.