South Carolina’s six land regions are the Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Inner Coastal Plain, Outer Coastal Plain, and Coastal Zone.
A 46.2 billion-dollar industry, agribusiness continues to be a top industry for revenue generated in the Palmetto State. There are approximately 25,000 farms in the state covering 4.7 million acres of South Carolina. The average size farm comprises 197 acres. Most farm land is found in the central region of the state. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 46 counties.
South Carolina’s top commodities are broiler chickens, turkeys, greenhouse and nursery products, corn, and cotton. Other crops include tobacco, soybeans, and peanuts. Forestry is another very important industry.
South Carolina wildlife is abundant throughout the state on both land and water. Popular species include white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, fox, beaver, rabbit, and bobcat.
With reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and shoreline, South Carolina provides a vast array of fishing opportunities for both freshwater and saltwater species. You can find crappie, bream, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, catfish, trout, red drum, redfish, spottail, and channel bass. Shrimp, clams, crabs, and oysters are also popular.
Conservation efforts include federal, state, and local programs designed to protect and improve wildlife habitats, recreation land, and environmentally sensitive lands.
Main Rivers and Lakes
South Carolina’s major rivers are the Savannah River, Pee Dee River, Catawba/Wateree River, and Edisto River. Their main tributaries include the Pacolet, Tyger, and Enoree Rivers.
Lake Marion, the largest lake in the state, is centrally located and spans across five counties. The surface area of this lake is approximately 110,016 acres (171.9 square miles). Other significant lakes include Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Moultrie, and Lake Hartwell.
South Carolina has 47 state parks and 7 national parks.
- Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
- Congaree National Park
- Cowpens National Battlefield
- Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park
- Kings Mountain National Military Park
- Ninety-Six National Historic Site
- Reconstruction Era National Historical Park
|Neighboring States||Georgia and North Carolina|
|Regions||Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Inner Coastal Plain, Outer Coastal Plain, and Coastal Zone|
|State Flower||Yellow Jessamine|
|State Bird||Carolina Wren|
|Big Game||White-tailed deer, black bear, and wild turkey|
|Small Game||Quail, squirrel, rabbit, and waterfowl|
|Freshwater Fish||Crappie, bream, striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, and trout|
|Saltwater Fish||Red drum, redfish, spottail, and channel bass|
|Total Acreage||20.5 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||11.8%|
|Average Annual Rainfall||47.8 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||4.7 million|
|Woodlands by Acreage||12.9 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Corn, cotton, and soybeans|
|Main Rivers||Savannah River, Pee Dee River, Catawba/Wateree River, and Edisto River|
|Largest Lake||Lake Marion|
|Other Lakes||Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Moultrie, and Lake Hartwell|
|Major Rivers||Savannah River, Pee Dee River, Catawba/Wateree River, and Edisto River|
|Other Tributaries||Pacolet River, Tyger River, and Enoree River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
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