South Carolina State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
South Carolina Symbols, South Carolina Emblems, and South Carolina Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
South Carolina Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Amphibian||Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) June 11, 1999|
|Animal||Whitetail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 1972|
|Tea (Camellia sinensis) April 10, 1995|
|Bird||Carolina Wren (Troglodytidae ) 1939|
|Bird, Game||Wild Turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo) 1976|
|Botanical Garden||Clemson Botanical Garden, 1992|
|Butterfly||Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus Glaucus) 1994|
|Dance||Carolina Shag, 1984|
|The Square Dance, April 20, 1994|
|Dog||Boykin Spaniel, March 26, 1985|
|Fish||Striped Bass, 1972|
|Flag||State Flag, January 28, 1861|
|Flower||Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) February 1, 1924|
|Folk Art and
|South Carolina Artisans Center, Walterboro, May 10, 2000|
|Gemstone||Amethyst, June 24, 1969|
|Grass||Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans) August 29, 2001|
|Hall of Fame||South Carolina Hall of Fame, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, September 20, 2001.|
|Insect||Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis Carolina) or Praying Mantis, 1988|
South Carolina 2002 Code of Laws
|Miliatry Academy||Camden Military Academy, May 15, 2001|
|Motto||(1) DUM SPIRO SPERO, meaning "WHILE I BREATHE I HOPE" and refers to the figure of Hope on the State Seal, and
(2) ANIMIS OPIBUSQUE PARATI meaning "READY IN SOUL AND RESOURCE"
|Music||The Spiritual, June 11, 1999|
|Music, Popular||Beach Music, March 27, 2001|
|Opera||Porgy and Bess, August 29, 2001|
|"I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith."
South Carolina 2002 Code of Laws
|Poet Laureate||Bennie Lee Sinclair, 1934|
|Railroad Museum||South Carolina Railroad Museum, Fairfield County, July 1, 1997|
|Reptile||Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) 1988|
|Abbeville Opera House, May 29, 2001|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1776|
|Shell||Lettered Olive (Oliva Sayana) 1984|
|Songs||"Carolina" February 11, 1911
Words by Henry Timrod
Music by Anne Custis Burgess
Edited by G. R. Goodwin
"South Carolina on My Mind" 1984
Written by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge
|Spider||Carolina Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis) July 21, 2000|
|Stone||Blue Granite, 1969|
|Tapestry||"From the Mountains to the Sea", June 14, 2000|
|Tartan||Carolina Tartan, June 3, 2002|
|Tree||Inodes Palmetto (also called Sabal Palmetto) and commonly known as the Cabbage Palmetto, March 17, 1939|
|Waltz||Richardson Waltz, July 21, 2000|
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