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    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2006 at 10:11 pm

      [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=#ff0000]I am a geography buff and like to meet others from different places. I thought this post would be a good way for me to learn about my friends here on the GBS board. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

      [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=#ff0000]Please post some information about your home wherever it may be. I posted a link below to make it easier to find some info. Thanks![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2006 at 10:28 pm


      Having trouble getting onto that link.:confused:

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2006 at 11:02 pm

      [COLOR=red][URL=”http://www.sgov.gov/”%5D%5BFONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#222222]www.scgov.gov[/COLOR][/FONT][/URL][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]Capital: [/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]Columbia[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=red]

      [/COLOR][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]State[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman] abbreviation/Postal code: S.C./SC[/FONT][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]2004 resident population est.: 4,198,068

      2000 resident census population (rank): 4,012,012 (26). Male: 1,948,929 (48.6%); Female: 2,063,083 (51.4%). White: 2,695,560 (67.2%); Black: 1,185,216 (29.5%); American Indian: 13,718 (0.3%); Asian: 36,014 (0.9%); Other race: 39,926 (1.0%); Two or more races: 39,950 (1.0%); Hispanic/Latino: 95,076 (2.4%). 2000 percent population 18 and over: 74.8; 65 and over: 12.1; median age: 35.4.[/FONT][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]10 largest cities (2003 est.): Columbia, 117,357; Charleston, 101,024; North Charleston, 81,577; Rock Hill, 56,114; Greenville, 55,926; Mount Pleasant, 54,788; Sumter, 39,790; Spartanburg, 38,718; Hilton Head Island, 34,407; Summerville, 31,734

      Land area: 30,109 sq mi. (77,982 sq km)

      Geographic center: In Richland Co., 13 mi. SE of Columbia

      Number of counties: 46

      Largest county by population and area: Greenville, 401,174 (2004); Horry, 1,134 sq mi.

      State forests: 4

      State parks: 47 (80,000+ ac.)

      Residents: [/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]South[/COLOR][COLOR=red]Carolinian[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]

      [/COLOR][COLOR=red]State[/COLOR][/FONT][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman] symbols: [/FONT][/COLOR]
      [FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]flower [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red] yellow jessamine (1924)[/COLOR][/FONT]
      [FONT=Times New Roman]tree palmetto tree (1939)[/FONT][/COLOR]

      [FONT=Times New Roman]bird [/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red] wren (1948) [/COLOR][/FONT]
      [FONT=Times New Roman]song โ€œ[/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red]โ€ (1911) [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Amphibian: Spotted Salamander[/COLOR][/FONT]
      [FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]Nickname: [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Palmetto[/COLOR][COLOR=red]State[/COLOR][/FONT]
      [B][COLOR=red][B][FONT=Times New Roman]Coastline:[/FONT][/B][/COLOR][/B][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman] 187 miles of coastline

      [B][B]Highest Point:[/B][/B] Sassafras Mountain – 3,560 feet above sea level

      [B][B]Lowest Point:[/B][/B] Sea level on the coastline

      [B][B]Highest Waterfall:[/B][/B] Raven Cliff Falls – 400 feet

      [B][B]Population:[/B][/B] About 4 million – according to the 2000 Census

      [B][B]South Carolina Borders:[/B][/B] Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, North Carolina

      [B][B]Longest River:[/B][/B] Savannah River – 238 miles

      [B][B]Oldest College:[/B][/B] College of Charleston, est. 1770

      [B][B]Counties:[/B][/B] 46 counties

      [B][B]State Parks:[/B][/B] 46 state parks
      [FONT=Times New Roman]Governor: Mark Sanford, R (to Jan. 2007)

      Entered Union (rank): May 23, 1788 (8)

      Present constitution adopted: 1895

      Mottoes: Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)

      [/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][B][COLOR=red][B]How South Carolina Got Its Name:[/B][/COLOR][/B][COLOR=red] King Charles I of England granted the land on which South Carolina is located to Sir Robert Heath in 1629. The region was named Carolus, a word derived from the Latin form of Charles, in reference to King Charles. His son, King Charles II, changed the spelling of the regions name to Carolina in 1663, when he gave the land to the eight Lords Proprietors. During the 17th century the land to the south, in this grant, came to be called South Carolina and the area to the north, North Carolina . The two sections remained a single colony until they separated in 1710. The name of the land located to the south remained South Carolina. [/COLOR][/FONT]
      [FONT=Times New Roman]Area codes Selected cities
      803 [/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]Columbia[/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red], Aiken
      843 Charleston, Myrtle Beach
      864 Greenville, [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Spartanburg[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]

      Following exploration of the coast in 1521 by Francisco de Gordillo, the Spanish tried unsuccessfully to establish a colony near present-day [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Georgetown[/COLOR][COLOR=red] in 1526, and the French also failed to colonize [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Parris Island[/COLOR][COLOR=red] near [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Fort[/COLOR][COLOR=red]Royal[/COLOR][COLOR=red] in 1562. The first English settlement was made in 1670 at Albemarle Point on the [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Ashley[/COLOR][COLOR=red]River[/COLOR][COLOR=red], but poor conditions drove the settlers to the site of [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Charleston[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red] (originally called Charles Town).

      [/COLOR][COLOR=red]South Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red], officially separated from [/COLOR][COLOR=red]North Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red] 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 [/COLOR][COLOR=red]South Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red] troops fired on federal [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Fort[/COLOR][COLOR=red]Sumter[/COLOR][COLOR=red] in [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Charleston[/COLOR][COLOR=red]Harbor[/COLOR][COLOR=red], and the state was the first to secede from the [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Union[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red].

      Once primarily agricultural, [/COLOR][COLOR=red]South Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red] today has many large textile and other mills that produce several times the output of its farms in cash value. [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Charleston[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red] makes asbestos, wood, pulp, steel products, chemicals, machinery, and apparel.

      Farms have become fewer but larger in recent years. [/COLOR][COLOR=red]South Carolina[/COLOR][COLOR=red] ranks third in peach production; it ranks fourth in overall tobacco production. Other top agricultural commodities include nursery and greenhouse products, watermelons, peanuts, broilers and turkeys, and cattle and calves. The only commercial tea plantation in [/COLOR][COLOR=red]America[/COLOR][COLOR=red] is 20 mi south of [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Charleston[/COLOR][COLOR=red] on [/COLOR][COLOR=red]Wadmalaw[/COLOR][COLOR=red]Island[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red].

      Points of interest include Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie, Fort Johnson, and aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor; the Middleton, Magnolia, and Cypress Gardens in Charleston; Cowpens National Battlefield; the Hilton Head resorts; and the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia.

      [B][COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]South Carolina Geography[/FONT][/COLOR][/B]
      [COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]The state of South Carolina is roughly triangular in shape and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina, and Georgia. South Carolina includes portions of three major natural regions of the eastern United States: the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont Plateau, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Coastal Plain occupies about two-thirds of the state and rises gently to 500 feet from the Atlantic Ocean up to the Piedmont Plateau. Included in the Coastal Plain are the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina. The Piedmont is an upland area that rises gradually from 400 feet to 1200 feet along the northwestern edge. The Piedmont is separated from the Coastal Plain by a major fall line. The Blue Ridge Mountains, in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, meets the Piedmont. It is a mountainous and mainly forested region. The further east one moves, the flatter the land becomes in South Carolina. [/FONT][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]All of the major rivers in South Carolina flow generally southeastward across the state to the Atlantic Ocean. The three major rivers are the Santee, Great Pee Dee, and Savannah. There are no large natural lakes in South Carolina, but several have been created for hydroelectric power purposes. The three largest lakes are Lake Marion – 110,600 acres, Lake Moultrie – 60,400 acres, and Lake Murray – 50,000 acres.[/FONT][/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red][FONT=Times New Roman]South Carolina ‘s coastline extends 187 miles. However, if all bays, inlets, and islands are considered the coastline measures 2,876 miles, which is the 11th longest among the 50 states. The northeast section of the coast has few islands, but south of Winyah Bay the coast is dotted with sea islands and bays.[/FONT][/COLOR]
      [B][COLOR=red][B]South Carolina License Plate:[/B][/COLOR][/B][/FONT]
      [FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]The official South Carolina state license plate includes the logo of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, ‘Smiling Faces. Beautiful Places.’ A palmetto tree, the state tree, is located in the center of the license plate. The palms of the tree are colored green and the tree trunk is brown. The background of the license plate consists of a border of blue mountains. [/COLOR][/FONT]

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2006 at 11:05 pm

      [COLOR=#ff0000]Try it now.[/COLOR]

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2006 at 11:17 pm

      Hi Dave,
      You can post in my link too “ANOTHER WHERE DO WE LIVE, from old forum”, in MAIN FORUM category.

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2006 at 11:24 pm

      [COLOR=red]oh ok I didn’t realize that post was there. Thanks.[/COLOR]