South Atlantic Seaboard

South Carolina has several nicknames such as the Palmetto State, Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard and the Rice State. The Palmetto State nickname comes from South Carolina’s state tree, the palmetto, grows in coastal areas of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

South Carolina is the next stop in our United States of Energy data series ranking number 32 in residential electricity prices averaging $10.50 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants include coal, hydroelectric and natural gas although the state’s four nuclear power plants typically supply more than one-half of the State’s electricity generation. Coal and natural gas are primary sources for emissions in the state of South Carolina.

Did you know? The Board of Public Works in Gaffney, South Carolina built an elevated water storage tank in the shape of a peach in 1981.

South Carolina is the nation’s leading peach producer and shipper east of the Mississippi River. Johnston, South Carolina is known as the Peach Capital of the World. Although the state is primarily known for their peaches, every Labor Day running through the following weekend, the state hosts the South Carolina Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest season in Oconee County, the largest apple-producing area in the state.

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