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SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina is a constituent state of the United States of America with the nickname of “The Palmetto State”. It is one of the original 13 colonies of the United States. It was admitted to the union on May 23, 1788. The boundary of South Carolina extends North Carolina to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and Georgia to the southwest.

On September 13, 1775, the anti- British forces at a fort in Charleston Harbor raised a blue flag consisting of a white crescent at the upper hoist. The flag design was drastically under the influence of blue uniforms and white crescent badges on the caps of the patriot guards of the fort commanded by Colonel William Moultrie.Palmetto logs protected the fortification also called Fort Moultrie that compelled British cannonballs to bounce off. After this, palmetto was adopted as chief state symbol by the South Carolinians which became a component of new flag design.

In the early 19th century, different Palmetto Flags were adopted after South Carolina seceded from the Union. White flags with palmetto trees in nature consisting of stars or not as well as red flags with white silhouette palmettos were recorded. Those used to be hand-painted ones which were observed on ships and buildings.

The South Carolina legislature adopted a blue flag with white crescent at the hoist along with a white oval and golden palmetto placed at the center on January 26, 1861 just after secession from the union. Just after two days, the palmetto was transformed to white and the oval was removed. This has been continued as the state flag ever since.