South Carolina

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

8 Great Books on Charleston History

Charleston, South Carolina

Perhaps no other single city in the whole of the South has as lengthy and crucial a history in relation to the rest of the South’s evolution than Charleston, South Carolina

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part Three

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; San Antonio, TX; Roanoke, VA; Harper’s Ferry, WV

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

Charleston, South Carolina: The Enduring Charm of the Gem of the Colonies

Charleston, South Carolina

It’s tempting to say Charleston has come a long way since its humble beginnings, but the truth is it’s exactly where its founders planned for it to be all along

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

Carolina Love Songs

North Carolina & South Carolina

Peppered among Billboard tunes about big cities and bustling sidewalks, you’ll find countless heartfelt odes to the beautiful lands of Caroline

Black Traditions in the Architecture of the South

Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana

The architectural traditions of the American black community are a fascinating part of our collective history

Move Over, Colonel: The Best Fried Chicken in the South

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Mason, TN; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA

No, Colonel, you didn’t make our list, but we sincerely hope you would approve of our roundup of some of the best fried chicken in the South

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

The Art of Southern Christmas: Part One

Ever wonder why we put citrus in our stockings? Why the Outer Banks celebrate Christmas twelve days late? Find the history behind five of the South’s most perplexing Christmas traditions here.

The Poinsettia’s Southern Progenitor

Greenville, South Carolina

When Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American diplomat and botanist on assignment in Mexico, first sighted a roadside poinsettia in 1828, he immediately sent cuttings back to his greenhouse in Greenville. The rest is history.

Slow and Low: The Original South Carolina Barbecue

South Carolina

Every Southern state tries to claim the title of Best Barbecue, but in South Carolina the proof is in the facts. With the longest history and the largest variety of sauces, SC is the uncontested capital of slow and low barbecue.