South Carolina Counties

The state of South Carolina is made up of 46 counties. Learn more about each county by selecting a county below to explore people, places and events.

The state of South Carolina is made up of 46 counties. Learn more about each county by selecting a county below to explore people, places and events.

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Beyond Barbados | Carolina Stories
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From Whence They Came Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and...
Beyond Barbados | Carolina Stories
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In The Beginning Most students today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of...
Beyond Barbados: Sweet Success | Carolina Stories
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Sweet Success Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to...
Introduction, Part 1 (1999)
Episode 1

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The art of sweetgrass basket-weaving is a cherished tradition passed down from generation to generation, kept alive today by African Americans living in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The first wave of...
"Tuk" Music, Part 5 (1999)
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“Tuk” music is a uniquely Barbadian form of music that developed as a result of severe restrictions placed on the African slaves by their plantation owners. “Tuk” music lives on today, thanks to the...
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina, Part 8 (1999)
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The Barbadian heritage lives on in Charleston today - descendants of the slaves brought over from Barbados, and descendants of plantation owners, still currently reside in Charleston. How does...
Barbados' Origins, Part 2 (1999)
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Barbados is a coral island, which was already known to the Spanish by 1500. A Portuguese mariner named Pedro Campos landed on the island in 1536, but the first English colonist to land on the island...
Origins Of The Gullah Language, Part 4 (1999)
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The institution of slavery also made its way to South Carolina from Barbados. With the ever-growing demand for slave labor in South Carolina, colonists needed more workers from Africa to tend...
Settlement In Carolina, Part 3 (1999)
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By 1655, Barbados would become the most densely populated place on Earth. Once there was no more room for expansion on Barbados, the decision was made to fund a settlement in North America, between...