Learn about The First People in South Carolina, Europeans who settled into South Carolina colonies and how African slavery contributed to The Colonial Economy (1607-1775).

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Eliza Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame
Eliza Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Short biography of indigo planter and colonial entrepreneur Eliza Lucas Pinckney, another example of the enormous contribution the Pinckney family of South Carolina has made to the history of our...
King Hagler | S.C. Hall of Fame
King Hagler | S.C. Hall of Fame

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“King Hagler” was the leader of the Catawba Indian Nation. He had a reputation as peacekeeper with other tribes and colonists. In 1751, Hagler signed a treaty with the Six Nations. In 1756, Catawba...
Thomas Lynch Sr. |  S.C. Hall of Fame
Thomas Lynch Sr. | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Thomas Lynch Sr. (1727-1776) was a rice planter on the Santee River. One of his houses, Hopsewee, was built in 1749. Lynch attended St. James Santee Church and was a member of the Winyah Indigo...