State: South Carolina
Lat/Long: 34.0000, -80.0000
One of the original thirteen colonies, South Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788, becoming the eighth state in the Union. South Carolina was a slave state and the leading political entity in both the Nullification and secession crises. Charleston was the state capital until it permanently moved to Columbia in 1786.
Thomas H. Johnson, Oxford Companion to American History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966), 206; Walter Edgar, South Carolina: A History (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1998), 248, 251-52, 253-54, 351-52, 357.