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South Carolina State Symbols

DesignationSymbol / Emblem
American Folk Dance The Square Dance
Amphibian Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
Animal White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Beverage Milk
Bird Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
Botanical Garden The Botanical Garden of Clemson University
Butterfly Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus)
Dance The Shag
Dog Boykin Spaniel
Fish Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
Flag Flag of South Carolina
Flower Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)
Folk Art and Crafts Center South Carolina Artisans Center, Walterboro
Fruit Peach
Grass Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Gem Stone Amethyst
Hall of Fame South Carolina Hall of Fame, Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Hospitality Beverage Tea
Insect Carolina Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina Johannson) or Praying Mantis
Language English
Military Academy Camden Military Academy
Music The Spiritual
Opera Porgy and Bess
Pledge to State Flag I salute the flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith.
Poet Laureate Bennie Lee Sinclair (Mrs. Don Lewis)
Popular Music Beach Music
Railroad Museum South Carolina Railroad Museum, Fairfield County
Reptile Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rural Drama Center Abbeville Opera House
Shell Lettered Olive (Oliva sayana)
Song Carolina words by Henry Timrod, music by Anne Custis Burgess
South Carolina on My Mind by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge
Spider Carolina Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis)
Stone Blue Granite
Tapestry From the Mountains to the Sea
Tartan Carolina Tartan
Tobacco Museum Tobacco Museum in the City of Mullins
Tree Sabal Palmetto and commonly known as the Cabbage Palmetto (Inodes palmetto)
Waltz The Richardson Waltz, arranged by Mary S. Richardson Briggs.
Wildflower Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)
Wild Game Bird Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

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Last Updated Date: October 11, 2016