Restless by nature, Poellnitz in 1790 exchanged his Minto estate for a 2,991-acre plantation, Wraggtown (later Ragtown), on the Great Pee Dee River in Marlboro County, South Carolina. Read the Entry »

This cultural organization helped revive the arts, not just in Charleston and South Carolina, but in the South in general. Read the Entry »

A poet laureate is a poetry writer who is honored, officially or unofficially, as the most distinguished or representative poet of a country or region. Read the Entry »

In 1817 John Wilson, the state’s civil and military engineer, proposed a toll road through the Saluda Gap in order to “attract a great portion of the trade of East Tennessee to this state.” Read the Entry »

In 1819 Poinsett became president of the state Board of Public Works, actively supervising canals and roads built to link Charleston with the undeveloped interior, including a road through the Saluda Gap that brought trade from North Carolina and Tennessee. Read the Entry »

Born in Charleston, Carrie, Mabel, and Anita Pollitzer were the daughters of Gustave M. Pollitzer and Clara Guinzburg. Read the Entry »

From 1891 to 1893 Pollock served as clerk of the Committee on the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read the Entry »

The first polo game in South Carolina was played on March 27, 1882, in Aiken, which has remained a major center for the sport. Read the Entry »

Pomaria Nursery was one of the most influential and prestigious nurseries of the antebellum South. Read the Entry »

A fine example of colonial American architecture, Pompion Hill Chapel is one of only a handful of surviving eighteenth-century ecclesiastical buildings in the lowcountry. Read the Entry »