More than 1,655,448 people live in South Carolina cities and towns.
Isle of Palms is home to the first female fire chief in South Carolina, Chief Ann M. Graham.
The first successful long-distance transmission of electricity in the south occurred in the city of Anderson on May 1, 1895, earning Anderson the nickname "The Electric City."
Sumter had the first manager/council form of government in the country. (Staunton, VA, also makes this claim. The International City-County Management Association credits both cities with this "first."). Sumter celebrated the 100th anniversary of the manager/council form of government in 2012.
Mayor John Boyd McCrorey, Richburg - 41 yearsMayor Tim Moore, Snelling - 40 years Mayor Odell Weeks, Aiken - approximately 40 years Mayor Berlin Myers, Summerville - 40 years Mayor Joe Riley, Charleston - 40 years (still serving)
Mayor John Boyd McCrorey, Richburg - 41 years