STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)
8th Star in U.S. Flag
Area: 30,109 sq. miles 77,982 sq.km.
Statehood: May 23,1788
Nickname: Palmetto State
Motto: Animis Opibusque Parati (“Prepared in min and resources”) and “Dum Spiro Spero” (While I breathe, I Hope”)
Name Origin: In honor of Charles I of England
State Website: http://www.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx