South Carolina

South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired. To the north is the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of beachfront known for golf courses and the vacation town Myrtle Beach. The state’s other main regions are the Upcountry, an area of manufacturing and farming around Greenville, and the Midlands, around the capital, Columbia.