REGIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA - Lexington School District One

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REGIONS OF SOUTH
CAROLINA
Created by Pam Gunter
Lexington Middle School, Lexington School District One
Regions
• The State is divided into 2 large regions:
* The Up Country
* The Low Country
• They are divided by the fall line-the ancient
coast
• These regions are divided into 6 smaller
regions.
1. COASTAL ZONE
• 185 miles along the
Atlantic Ocean and
includes:
- Grand Strand
- Barrier Islands
- Salt Marshes
2. OUTER COASTAL PLAIN
• 30 to 50 miles wide
• Savanna vegetation
• Location of rice and
indigo plantations
3. INNER COASTAL PLAIN
• Fertile soil
• Location of cotton
plantations
• Carolina Bays oval depressions in
swamps
4. SANDHILLS
• Extends along the fall
line.
• Contains the red hills.
• Fruits and vegetables
are grown here.
5. PIEDMONT
• Means foot of the
mountain.
• Contains nearly 1/3rd
of the state.
• Rapidly flowing
creeks and rivers.
6. BLUE RIDGE
• High peaks and
valleys
• Sassafras Mt is the
highest peak in the
state.
• Whitewater Falls the
highest waterfall east
of the Mississippi
River.

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