South Carolina Nick Name
The Palmetto State
The nickname of South Carolina is "The Palmetto State".

This nickname refers to South Carolina's official state tree, the Sabal Palmetto. The Sabal Palmetto (Inodes Palmetto), commonly referred to as the Cabbage Palmetto, was added to the National flag of South Carolina, after it seceded from the Union in 1861.

The Palmetto is South Carolina's official state tree. It also appears on the South Carolina state seal and in the salute to the flag of South Carolina written in 1950 by Mrs. John Raymond Carson and adopted by the General Assembly in 1966: "I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith."

Other nicknames of South Carolina:

  • The Rice State
  • The Swamp State
  • Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard
  • The Iodine State
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