South? Carolina

On June 5, 2008 · 1 Comments

I don’t have a particularly remarkable entry planned for today, just an observation: a huge chunk of the state of South Carolina, in spite of it being named "South" Carolina, is actually further north than places in North Carolina.



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The entire shaded area of South Carolina rests at latitudes further north than the southernmost tip of North Carolina where the two states share a common border termination at the Atlantic Ocean. That’s about half the state, including major cities like Columbia and Greenville!

North Carolina does provide a northern umbrella over the entirety of South Carolina so I suppose the names of the two states are actually appropriate after all. Even so I find it curious that a person could stand in many different areas of South Carolina and still be further north than large swaths of North Carolina.

On June 5, 2008 · 1 Comments

One Response to “South? Carolina”

  1. Doug R. says:

    Just wanted to mention that there is a town called North, SC.

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