Where Am I?

South Carolina is a geographically diverse place, and can be described in terms of regions. Regions are conceptual constructs used by geographers and others, to bring order to the complexity of the landscape and its communities.

Click on the links below to learn more about the various regions which help describe and define South Carolina.

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Blue Ridge Landform | A Natural State
Blue Ridge Landform | A Natural State

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Aerial photograph courtesy of SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Map Lab Featured Artists: Clemson Nature-Based Art | Nancy Basket | Nils Udo The rocky Blue Ridge of upstate South Carolina is the smallest...
Coastal Plains Landform | A Natural State
Coastal Plains Landform | A Natural State

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Aerial photograph courtesy of SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Map Lab Featured Artists: Art in Park | Jimmie Dinkins | Pearl Fryar | Phil Greene | Tim Greene Ranging from slightly hilly to flat, the...
Coastal Zone Landform | A Natural State
Coastal Zone Landform | A Natural State

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Aerial photograph courtesy of SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Map Lab Featured Artists: Arianne King Comer | Herb Parker | Tom Boozer Every year, the beaches, marshes, and other Coastal Zone features...
Historic Charleston | A Natural State
Historic Charleston | A Natural State

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Historic Charleston is comprised of Charleston and Dorchester counties. Historic Charleston has 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to...
Low Country & Resort Area | A Natural State
Low Country & Resort Area | A Natural State

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The Lowcountry Region is comprised of Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort and Colleton counties. As expected, due to its coastal location, fishing, sailing, hunting, bird watching, paddling, surfing...
Myrtle Beach & The Grand Strand | A Natural State
Myrtle Beach & The Grand Strand | A Natural State

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Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand stretches over 60 miles along the Atlantic Coast, and is comprised of Georgetown and Horry counties. In addition to swimming, sunning, boating, shelling and golfing...
Old 96 District |  A Natural State
Old 96 District | A Natural State

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The Old 96 District is comprised of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick counties. Ninety Six was the site of the first Southern land battle of the Revolutionary War. The Burt-Stark...
Olde English District | A Natural State
Olde English District | A Natural State

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The Olde English District is comprised of the seven counties of Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union and York. This county was named for the English settlement that was founded...
Pee Dee Country | A Natural State
Pee Dee Country | A Natural State

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The Pee Dee area was originally home to the Pee Dee Indians. Due to the abundant wildlife, this area is very popular with hunters and fishermen. The Great Pee Dee is just one of the rivers that...