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SC South Carolina Regions
Where is South Carolina?
North America
United States of America
SC
Here we are!
South Carolina
borders the
Atlantic Ocean.
SC
South Carolina Landform Regions Map
Our state is
divided into
regions,
starting at the
mountains and
going down to
the coast.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Landform Regions
SC
The Blue Ridge
Mountain Region
is only 2% of the
South Carolina
land mass.
Facts About the Blue Ridge
Mountains (pages: 44-45)
1. The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the
Appalachian Mountain Range.
2. Many streams begin in the mountains.
3. These are the oldest mountains in America.
4. The Blue Ridge Region takes up only 2% of South
Carolina’s land mass and is located in the
northwestern corner of the state.
6. The highest mountain in SC is Sassafras Mountain.
7. Favorite activities include hiking and camping.
8. An important man-made lake is Lake Jocassee, and it
was built to provide hydroelectric power for the
area.
Blue Ridge Mountains, SC
Greenville
Spartanburg
Union
Greenwood
Rock Hill
Abbeville
Piedmont Landform Regions
SC
If you could see the
Piedmont Region from
space, and without the
foliage, you would
notice it is sort of a
huge plateau.
Facts About the Piedmont Region . . .
(pages : 46-47)
1.The Piedmont is the largest region of South Carolina.
2. The Piedmont is NOT flat, but has rolling hills.
3. A special feature is a monadnock which is an isolated,
or single, hill made of very hard rock. Table Rock is
an example of a mondadnock.
4. The Piedmont contains many of the largest cities in
South Carolina.
5. The nickname for this region is ”the foot of the
mountains.”
6.The two important industries in the Piedmont region
are peaches and textiles (cloth).
Table Rock Web Cam
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/beaut
ifulplaces/webcams/table_rock_webcam.asp
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Columbia, Our State Capitol
Sandhills
Landform Regions
SC
Do you wonder why
the Sandhills are so
sandy? They used to
be the coastline of
North America
millions of years ago.
Facts About the Sandhills Region . . .
(pages : 52-53)
1. Long ago, the coastline reached all the way to the middle of the
state.
2. You can find ocean remains of living things from long ago in the
Sandhills region. This type of remain is called a fossil.
3. Our state capital, the large city of Columbia, is located in this
region.
4. The fall line is east of the Sandhills. It is an imaginary line where
the land in the middle of the state begins to slope downward.
5. Human-made waterways that were built along the fall line are
called canals.
6. The fall line became a good area for trade when cities were built
along it.
7. Textile mills were built along the fall line to provide water power
for the mills.
Fall Line on a South Carolina Map
Saluda River at the
Fall Line near Columbia
The Columbia Canal is the surviving canal
Another Canal Picture
Aiken
Orangeburg
Sumter
Florence
Coastal Plain Landform Regions
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There is an Inner and
Outer Coastal Plain.
Can you see the
dividing line? This area
was once in the ocean
millions of years ago.
Facts About The Inner Coastal Plains
(pages : 54-55)
1. This region is the center of SC’s cotton production.
2. SC’s best soil can be found here. Wheat and soybeans
are crops grown in this region.
3. The land in this region is described by rolling hills.
4. Congaree National Park is found in the Inner Coastal
Plains region.
5. The Coastal Plains used to be under the ocean
millions of years ago.
6. More than half of this region is covered by forest.
7. Evelyn Dabbs is a wildlife advocate who helps protect
the birds and wildlife in this region. You can find her
studying and watching birds in the Inner Coastal
Plains.
1/2 of this region is covered in forest
Cotton in the Inner Costal Plain
Evelyn Dabbs
Congaree National Park
Aiken
Orangeburg
Sumter
Florence
Coastal Plain Landform Regions
SC
There is an Inner and
Outer Coastal Plain.
Can you see the
dividing line? This area
was once in the ocean
millions of years ago.
Facts about The Outer Coastal Plains
(pages : 60-61)
1. This region’s borders are the Inner Coastal Plain and the Coastal
Zone.
2. The region is flat and broken up by many rivers and streams.
3. Swamps cover much of the land along the rivers.
4. Lumber companies have built railroads into the swamps to carry
out lumber.
5. Canals were built to connect rivers so that ships could carry
goods from place to place.
6. The Santee Canal was built to connect the Santee and the
Cooper River.
7. Columbia and Charleston were the two cities that the Santee
Canal allowed goods to be shipped.
8. Tributaries, or smaller rivers and streams, flow into larger rivers in
this region.
Santee Canal
Swamps
Hilton Head
Beaufort
Charleston
Coastal Zone
Myrtle Beach
Landform Regions
SC
Take a look at the
city map of South
Carolina. Can you
name the cities in
the Coastal Zone?
Georgetown
Facts About the Coastal Zone
Pages: 62-63
1. It borders the Atlantic Ocean.
2. The main industries are tourism and fishing.
3. Two physical features in this area are beaches, sea islands, barrier
islands, and marshes.
4. The Grand Strand stretches 60 miles and is made up of wide
sandy beaches.
5. South of the beaches you can find salt marshes. Marshes contain
food that feeds shrimp and other shell fish.
6. The Ashley-Combahee-Edisto River System, also known as the
ACE basin, are called “blackwater rivers” because the hardwood
trees in the swamps drop their leaves and darken the water.
7. The Edisto River is the longest blackwater river in the United
States.
Click the link below to find out information on the Edisto River
http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/colleton-county/edisto-river.html
Marshes
Grand Strand
ACE Basin
How did cities begin in South
Carolina?
Take a look at the South Carolina Cities
Map to learn where the main cities are
placed. Then look at the Rivers and
Streams Map. Can you see learn
anything by comparing the two maps?
Hint: How were rivers used when the
South Carolina colony was beginning to
settle?
South Carolina Cities Map
SC Rivers
Remember . . .
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There are 6 regions in South Carolina:
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Blue Ridge Mountains
Piedmont
Sandhills
Inner Coastal Plain
Outer Coastal Plain
Coastal Zone
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