Few People Realize The Historic And Charming Community Of Stateburg Nearly Became The Capital Of South Carolina
In a lifetime filled with ‘what-ifs,’ what if the permanent South Carolina capital had ended up in another part of the state? Where would you have been in favor of placing it? Most people don’t know there’s a tiny community in the High Hills of the Santee that lost by only a couple of votes.
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If Thomas Sumter had been successful in wooing enough votes in his favor, the capital of South Carolina would have moved in the 1780s from Charleston to the tiny community of Stateburg in the High Hills. Did you know the South Carolina state capital was almost in another city other than Columbia? How different do you think life in Columbia would be today if the capital was located 35 miles to the east in Stateburg?
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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