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South Carolina State Information

Welcome to the South Carolina information page! Discover South Carolina by browsing this page for interesting pieces of South Carolina trivia, history, state facts and scenic road trip ideas. If you are planning to move to the great state of South Carolina or are just thinking about it, download the Allstate Moving Checklist and Household Inventory Record to help you stay on track

Little Bit of History

The state of South Carolina encompasses 32,020 square miles and is ranked 40th in the nation's total area. It was the 8th state to enter the union on May 23, 1788. South Carolina was named after King Charles II of England — as Carolus is Latin for Charles.

Dum spiro spero
While I breathe, I hope
Time Zone-
South Carolinian
Introduced - 2000

United States quarter
Hold up the glories of thy dead; Say how thy elder children bled,

And point to Eutaw's battle-bed. Carolina! Carolina!

Did You Know?

  • The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!
  • The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.
  • Duncan Park Baseball Stadium in Spartanburg is the oldest minor league stadium in the nation.
  • Stretching 60 miles from Little River to Georgetown, South Carolina's Grand Strand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.

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Driving in South Carolina

Visit the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to learn more about important basics like vehicle registration, obtaining your driver's license, and requirements for ID Cards.

The First Step When Moving
Contact your Allstate agent or call 1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828).

Things to Consider Before Moving
Will I need to change my insurance coverage? Should I buy or rent my new place? What can I afford? Relax! We'll help you sort through your options.

Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists will help you so moving will be a breeze. Always check out the moving company's registration number, references and complaint history at This is important, even if your move is within South Carolina.

Need an Insurance Policy in South Carolina?
Find out if switching to Allstate might save you money by getting an auto insurance quote today (it's easy!). You can also talk to an Allstate agent right in your neighborhood or call 1-866-621-6900 to get a quote over

Scenic Drives

Some suggested scenic road trips.
Scenic Drives in South Carolina
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the South Carolina State Tourism site.

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State chart requirements provided for informational purposes only. State minimums and required coverages vary by state and may change from time to time. Check with your state for up-to-date information or if you have questions about current state minimums. Coverage limits and deductibles identified as "most common" in the chart above are the most popular limits and deductibles selected by Allstate policyholders in South Carolina. All coverages are subject to policy terms, conditions and state availability.
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