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South Carolina's bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
South Carolina became the 8th state in 1788 (see STATEHOOD ORDER. The state quarter features an outline of South Carolina, the state bird, state tree, state flower, and the state nickname: "The Palmetto State." Public domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters - All State Nicknames.

"The Palmetto State"

The official nickname for South Carolina is The Palmetto State, which refers to the state tree (the sabal palmetto). Commonly called the cabbage palmetto, the sabal palmetto (Inodes Palmetto) was added to the "National" flag of South Carolina after it seceded from the Union in 1861. A palmetto remains on the present-day state flag, a sabal palm appears on the South Carolina state seal, and is even mentioned in the salute to the flag of South Carolina ("I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith").

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Palmetto on SC flag - click to see all state nicknames
State flag of South Carolina features a sabal palmetto tree.
See All State Nicknames - All State Flags .

Other nicknames for South Carolina:

The Rice State: the production of rice in South Carolina led to this nickname.

The Swamp State: South Carolina is well known for the swamps and marshes where rice is grown.

Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard: from the geographic wedge shape of South Carolina.

The Iodine State: because of the large amount of iodine found in the vegetation growing in South Carolina.

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