Map of South Carolina

South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I, of England, ‘Carolus’ being Latin for Charles. He was the first to establish South Carolina as an English Colony.

This reference map presents an overview of the urban space and provides valuable geographic information.

The transportation network, placement of all cities and state boundaries, feature in the map with accuracy. It also encompasses insets depicting major hubs like Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg.

The three geographical regions the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont and the Blue Ridge Mountains can be placed on the map.

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The map of South Carolina depicts the urban and physical layout of the state with rich imagery designed in planimetric style. The state capital Columbia and major towns and settlements are named and accurately marked on the map. Route charts of interstate, national and state highways are illustrated with specific numbering and color coded thread margins.

Freeways, tolls ways, state highways and other major roads are also drawn out clearly. Terrain features like the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Carolina bay, estuaries, salt marshes, sand hills, Table Rock State Park, Sassafras Mountains, Chattooga River and many man made lakes are marked with preciseness and captioned with clarity.

National park, state parks, recreational areas are easily identifiable with green patch isolations. Airport locations, railroads and other points of interest are also indicated for quick reference. Separate frames highlight an elaborate know-how of cities and major settlements which include Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg. The map is also furnished with a city town index, County index, distance markers, miniature map of the US indicating the placement of South Carolina along with a digitized flag of the State.

This visual organizer also furnishes detailed information on towns/ cities and counties laid out in a tabular form. An additional chart provides the driving distances measured in miles, between towns and cities. An elaborate key table simplifies symbolic data like national highways, state highways, important settlement, airports, national park, state park etc.

This informative and attractive piece of cartography designed by experts of Globe Turners can be ordered in four different finishes which include Paper, Matte Plastic, Laminated and Canvas in high quality prints.

  • Where is South Carolina on the map?

    South Carolina is located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by North Carolina in the north, Atlantic ocean and Georgia in the south east and south west respectively.

  • Region Location on map of South Carolina

    According to the USCB the State of South Carolina is located in the southern part of the United States in the South Atlantic region, Division 5. The other States under this division are Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Time Zone in South Carolina

    North Carolina falls under the Eastern Time Zone and follows the Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • Counties in South Carolina

    South Carolina is divided into 46 Counties. Greenville County is the biggest county in terms of population whereas Charleston County is the biggest in terms of land area.

  • Key Table

    The key table simplifies symbolic data like national parks, State parks, military areas, highways, important roads, airports, County boundaries and other details and other details of the title frame.

Urban Information

South Carolina was the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution. The capital of the state is Columbia located in Richland County. It is also the second largest city of the state. The largest city is Charleston and the largest metropolitan is Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin. South Carolina has a large agricultural sector and also has many large corporations and manufacturing units which are forerunners of the economic sector.

Major cities of South Carolina

The map feature includes three elaborate insets of major urban settlements of the state which include State Capital Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville/Spartanburg Each frame is complete with latest street information, waterways, rail routes and airports. Accurate locations of landmarks, notable architecture, historical sites, utility and civic centers are indicated with clarity. Parks and forest areas are easily recognizable in each frame with green patches and specified symbols elaborated in the legend.

  • City Inset of Columbia

    Columbia the state capital is the second largest city of the state. It is the seat of Richland County though a part of the land area extends to Lexington County. The Metropolitan Statistical area is the second largest in South Carolina. The city is geographically located at the confluence of Saluda River and the Broad River which merge to form Congaree River.

    The major institutions located in the city are University of South Carolina; it houses the largest Army installation Fort Jackson, McEntire Joint National Guard Base and South Carolina State House. Town Theatre, South Carolina State Museums, Columbia Museum of Art, EdVenture Children’s Museum, and Carolina Coliseum can be placed on the frame.

    Parks and recreational areas are also identifiable with isolated green patches. Gambling resorts, historic centers and universities are points of interest that can be located on the inset. Interstate 26, 20, 77, 126 connect the city to the rest of the state along with US Highway, State Highways and other roads. Airports, railroads and utility centers are also indicated on the frame.

  • City Inset of Charleston

    Charleston is the county seat of Charleston County. It is the oldest and largest city of South Carolina and the principal city of the Charleston-North Charleston- Summerville Metropolitan and Statistical Area. Tourism and Commercial Shipping are the two important sectors for the city’s economy.

    The city encompasses many parks and recreational areas like Allan Park, Battery Park, Brittle Bank Park and Waterfront Park. All parks, Coast Guard installations, Universities, Military installations and Airports are marked out prominently on the frame. The Port of Charleston is one of the largest ports of the nation. Interstate highway 26 and 526 serve the city along with US Route 52 and 78. State Highways, primary and secondary roads and passenger rail roads are also drawn out elaborately on the frame.

  • City Inset of Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach is a coastal city as the name suggests. It is a part of Horry County and the center of “ The Grand Strand”, an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina. It is a major center for tourism and the second fastest growing metropolitan of the state.Myrtle Beach is connected through airports, Waccamaw Coastal Railroads and US Highway17 and 501. Parks, recreational areas, educational institutions, Civic Centers, and points of interest are marked on the frame with clarity.

  • Inset of Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan

    This region of South Carolina is known as Upcountry or Up State. It is the fastest growing region of the state and is geographically the center of Charlatan Mega Region. Greenville is the largest city of the metropolitan and the base of most commercial centers. This metropolitan encompasses 10 counties.

    The primary cities of this region are Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson. Many universities, Institutes of higher education and commercial centers are located in this region. The Upstate is served by two major Interstate highways which are Interstate 85 and 26.Other major highways, railroads and airports are also marked out on the frame.


A tabular index on cities and counties and a driving distance chart based on accurate information and map data helps locate all towns and cities on the map.

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SKU globeturner-GT063_ST_SC_16-1
Flat Size 16.5 x 18.5 in
Publication Date 2016
Publisher Name Globe Turner
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