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South Carolina Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

  • "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson singer, songwriter
  • Pink Anderson singer, guitarist
B
  • James Mark Baldwin psychologist, founder american psychological association, author
  • David Ball singer, songwriter
  • Bernard Baruch statesman
  • Charlotta Bass educator, civil rights activist
  • Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates tap dancer
  • Brook Benton singer, songwriter
  • Mary McLeod Bethune educator
  • Felix "Doc" Blanchard heisman trophy winner, football player, military pilot
  • James Butler Bonham soldier, killed at battle of alamo
  • James Anthony Brown actor, radio personality
  • James Brown "godfather of soul", singer, songwriter
  • Joseph H. Burckhalter inventor
  • James F. Byrnes politician
C
  • Tommy Caldwell musician
  • Toy Caldwell songwriter
  • John C. Calhoun politician, u.s. vice president
  • Harry Carson football player
  • Wilson Casey guinness world record holder, columnist
  • Chubby Checker singer
  • Stephen Colbert television host, writer (born in D.C.)
  • Angell Conwell actress
  • Melissa "Missy" Crider actress
D - F
  • Reverend Gary Davis (Blind Gary Davis) singer
  • Andrew Dick actor, voice artist
  • Larry Doby baseball player
  • Marian Wright Edelmen activist, founder children's defense fund
  • Joe Frazier boxer, olympic medalist
  • Susan Pringle Frost preservationist, suffragist
G
  • Kevin Garnett basketball player
  • Leeza Gibbons television host
  • Althea Gibson tennis player
  • William Gibson author
  • Dizzy Gillespie trumpeter, bandleader, singer
  • Doug Gray musician
  • Lindsey Graham politician
  • Fred Griffith actor
H - J
  • DuBose Heyward poet, playwright, author
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault journalist
  • Andrew Jackson u s president
  • Jesse Jackson civil rights activist, minister
  • Joe "Shoeless Joe" Jackson baseball player
  • James Jamerson musician
  • William Johnson, Jr. jurist
K - M
  • Eartha Kitt actress, singer
  • James Longstreet confederate general civil war
  • Andie MacDowell actress
  • Francis Marion revolutionary war continental army lieutenant colonel
  • Marshall Tucker Band music group
  • Burnet Maybank politician
  • Edwin McCain singer, songwriter
  • George McCorkle musician
  • Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair astronaut
  • Robert Mills architect, designer washington monument

N - O

  • Isaiah DeQuincey Newman minister, civil rights leader
  • Nancy O'Dell television host
  • Jermaine O'Neal basketball player
P
  • Peggy Parish author
  • Mary-Louise Parker actress
  • David "Silver Fox" Pearson automobile racer
  • William "Refrigerator" Perry football player
  • Julia Peterkin author, nobel prize laureate
  • John Phillips musician
  • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney poet, author
R
  • Jim Rice baseball player
  • James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (Robert Jorday) author
  • Jane Robelot television news anchor
  • Julie Roberts singer
  • Chris Rock comedian, actor
  • Darius Rucker singer
S
  • Arthur "Art" Shell football player, coach
  • Blue Sky artist, sculptor
  • W. Thomas Smith, Jr. author, editor, journalist
  • Angie Stone singer, songwriter
  • Lily Strickland composer, author, artist
T
  • Melanie Thornton singer
  • Strom Thurmond politician
  • Charles Hard Townes physicist, nobel prize laureate
  • William Barret Travis lawyer, soldier
  • Josh Turner singer, songwriter
W - Y
  • Shawn Weatherly former miss usa, universe, actress
  • William Westmoreland army chief of staff, general
  • Vanna White television personality
  • Maurice Williams musician
  • Mookie Wilson baseball player
  • Cale Yarborough race car driver, team owner

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South Carolina Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Abbeville Abbeville 864
Aiken Aiken 803
Allendale Allendale 803
Anderson Anderson 864
Bamberg Bamberg 803
Barnwell Barnwell 803
Beaufort Beaufort 843
Goose Creek Berkeley 843
Saint Matthews Calhoun 803
Charleston Charleston 843
Gaffney Cherokee 864
Chester Chester 803
Cheraw Chesterfield 843
Manning Clarendon 803
Walterboro Colleton 843
Hartsville Darlington 843
Dillon Dillon 843
Summerville Dorchester 843
North Augusta Edgefield 803
Winnsboro Fairfield 803
Florence Florence 843
Georgetown Georgetown 843
Greenville Greenville 864
Greenwood Greenwood 864
Estill Hampton 803
Myrtle Beach Horry 843
Ridgeland Jasper 843
Camden Kershaw 803
Lancaster Lancaster 803
Laurens Laurens 864
Bishopville Lee 803
Lexington Lexington 803
Marion Marion 843
Bennettsville Marlboro 843
McCormick McCormick 864
Newberry Newberry 803
Seneca Oconee 864
Orangeburg Orangeburg 803
Easley Pickens 864
Columbia Richland 803
Saluda Saluda 864
Spartanburg Spartanburg 864
Sumter Sumter 803
Union Union 864
Kingstree Williamsburg 843
Rock Hill York 803
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.