South Carolina Interesting Places and Maps

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Historically interesting places

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens near the town of Mount Pleasant on the Atlantic coast is a former cotton plantation from before the Civil War. Nowadays there is a museum that can be visited. The first written record goes back to 1681. The plantation is still used today, strawberries are grown, so the Boone Hall Plantation looks back on a useful life of over 320 years and is one of the oldest in the USA. The entire area of ​​the Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens covers 65,000 m² and the main building in Colonial Revival style is particularly worth seeing. This was built from 1933 to 1935 and replaced the main building from 1790. There are also some “slave huts” and a very photogenic oak avenue (Avenue of Oaks). This oak avenue, which is the entrance to the main building, was created in 1743 and is over 1.5 km long. Those who walk on it come very close to the old southern states.

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Contact 1235 Long Point Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
The Vermountain Victory National Historic Trail runs through the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The historical route from 1780 follows the march of the pioneers who crossed the Appalachian Mountains and thus initiated the western expansion of the USA. The trail has a length of approx. 530 km and is therefore one of the long-distance hiking trails. However, the entire trail has not yet been completed as a long-distance hiking trail. The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail has been part of the National Trails System since 1980.


Walnut Grove Plantation near Spartanburg
The Walnut Grove Plantation near the city of Spartanburg is a historic plantation on the property of Charles Moore and Mary Moore, which was owned by King George III. got free. The house, which still exists today, was built in 1765 and can now be viewed on a tour. A historical school building, a barn and other buildings can also be visited as part of this tour. Walnut Grove Plantation has been on the list of Historic Places since 1970.

Contact 1200 Otts Shoals Road
Roebuck, South Carolina 29376

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site at Mount Pleasant
The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in the town of Mount Pleasant is dedicated to the preservation of Charles Pinckney’s historic farm. Charles Pinckney was one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence. The entire complex covers an area of ​​approx. 120,000 m² and the farm’s main house, which was built in 1828, deserves special mention. The farm has been on the National Historic Landmarks list since 1973 and has been a National Historic Site since 1988.

Contact 1254 Long Point Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Special buildings and structures

South Carolina State House in Columbia
The South Carolina State House is the government building of the state of South Carolina and is located in the capital, Columbia. Construction of the South Carolina State House began in 1855, but was completed due to the civil war and its effects in 1907. Union troops bombarded the building during the capture of the city of Columbia. Today bronze stars can be found where cannonballs hit. The South Carolina State House is built in the style of the Greek Revival and the dome of the building measures 55 m in height. There are also monuments and statues on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. The South Carolina State House has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1976.

Contact 1100 Block Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown
The Kaminski House Museum in the city of Georgetown is a historic building from the early 18th century, probably from the year 1769. The Kaminski House has been owned by the city since 1972 and is now a museum in the there are many historical pieces of furniture and other furnishings. Next to the Kaminski House is the Stewart Parker House from the 1740s. Both houses are located on Front Street and have a very nice view of the Sampit River.

Contact 1003 Front St
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440

Capitol Center in Columbia
The Capitol Center in the city of Columbia has a height of approx. 106 m and is the tallest building in South Carolina. The Capitol Center serves as an office building with approximately 400 offices and up to 2,000 employees. The Capitol Center was built from 1985 to 1987.

Contact 1201 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Gervais Street Bridge in Columbia
The Gervais Street Bridge in the city of Columbia is a historic reinforced concrete bridge that was built between 1926 and 1928. The arch bridge with a length of 431 m spans the Congaree River and thus leads the US Highway 1 from bank to bank. Gervais Street Bridge has been on the list of Historic Places since 1980.

Map of South Carolina – Maps of South Carolina

Browse a collection of state, city, national park, and historical maps of this US state. Check out the maps of Charleston and Cowpens National Battlefield.


South Carolina – National Geographic Map Machine

Find a shaded-relief map of the Palmetto State and learn where the major cities and bodies of water are. Includes a history of the economy.


South Carolina – University of Texas Library

Profiles Charleston in 1896, Aiken and Camden in 1919, and Columbia in 1920. Also find maps of Cowpens National Battlefield.


South Carolina – US Census Bureau Map

Explore a map that divides the state into counties and provides county profiles, an economic census and population estimates.