Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776.
South Carolina. My first visit was in 8th grade for a family reunion in Chester. Since then, I have had business trips to Charleston, train rides to Florence, and road trips to Greenville. Secession, slavery, and 19th Amendment resistance aside, I have never had a bad trip to my grandfather's home state.
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South Carolina has many state symbols of cultural and historical relevance to the state. Most have only recently been designated state symbols, although the state seal was first used in 1777. The state flag wasn't adopted for almost another century, when South Carolina seceded from the Union and desired a new flag. The 1900s saw the introduction of many new state symbols such as South Carolina's state tree in 1939, the state animal in 1972, and the state fruit in 1984.
Depicted above is the state flag of South Carolina. The flag of the state of South Carolina is a symbol of the authority and sovereignty of the state and is a valuable asset of its people. The South Carolina flag is flown over all state buildings just below the country flag of the United States of America.