Entered the Union: May 23, 1788
As the 8th state
Mottoes: Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
Nickname: Palmetto State
Flower: Carolina yellow jessamine
Bird: Carolina wren
Sports Teams: None.
Origin of Name: In honor of Charles I of England.
Major Industries: Textile mill products, chemicals and allied products, and agriculture.
Historical Sites: Fort Sumter National Monument.
Points of Interest: Aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor; the Middleton, Magnolia, and Cypress Gardens in Charleston.
Bordering States: North Carolina and Georgia.