Besides being commercial entrepôts, South Carolina’s ports have had military and strategic value. Read the Entry »

Published in Charleston, the Post and Courier is the oldest daily newspaper in South Carolina. Read the Entry »

General Edward E. Potter’s raid into lowcountry and central South Carolina in April 1865 was neither massive nor particularly crucial to Union victory. Read the Entry »

Pottersville workers produced strong, utilitarian stoneware vessels with a unique alkaline glaze that Landrum is thought to have introduced to South Carolina. Read the Entry »

The poultry industry experienced phenomenal growth in the 1980s and 1990s. In the ten-year period from 1982 to 1992, receipts from chickens and turkeys tripled, rising to $206 million. Read the Entry »

The Powder Magazine was built on the northern edge of the walled city by 1713. Currently located at 21 Cumberland Street, it is considered to be the oldest surviving secular building in the Carolinas. Read the Entry »

Since 1984, Powell has written eight novels and collections of short stories. His early fiction is set in the newly urbanized South and peopled with recognizable southern characters. Read the Entry »

The very existence of praise houses in South Carolina indicates that masters failed in their attempt to make the plantation a completely closed system. Read the Entry »

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Pratt organized the “Jordan Grays” and was mustered into service of the state of Georgia in November 1861. Read the Entry »

Sometime during the last Ice Age human groups made their way to what became South Carolina. Read the Entry »