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Traveling Through the Six Regions of South Carolina

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Traveling Through the Six Regions of South Carolina
Piedmont Region
The Piedmont region is close to the Blue Ridge region.

It covers most of the northwestern part of our state.

The Piedmont is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (foothills are small hills near the bottom of a mountain).

The Piedmont region is full of hilly forests that slope gently into valleys.

Water from rivers and waterfalls flow across the region and onto the sandy soil of the Sandhills.

The Piedmont has mostly red clay soil (red mud).

The Piedmont region has a moderate climate. The summers are warm and winters are cool. Snow is possible at higher elevations during the winter.
Sandhills Region
The Sandhills Region lies between the Piedmont and the plains.

The Sandhills used to be the coastline of South Carolina, so you can still find hilly sand dunes there.

The Sandhills region has sandy soil. This soil is not good for growing crops.

The rivers of this region cross a fall zone (a natural boundary between higher and lower land).

This fall zone causes the rivers to form rapids, which means that the water moves very fast.

The Sandhills region has warm, humid summers and cool winters.
Fun Facts about the Sandhills
The Sandhills region supports many reptiles and amphibians such as the Gopher Tortoise and Hog Nosed Snake.

The Sandhills region used to be the coastline of South Carolina millions of years ago!
Fun Facts about the Blue Ridge
Sassafras Mountain is located in this region and it is the our state's highest point.

A huge rock called Caesar's Head offers great views for climbers.

One of the most famous waterfalls is called Issaqueena Falls. It has a water drop of almost 200 feet!

Whitewater Falls is on the border of North and South Carolina and is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States!
Fun Facts about the Piedmont Region
In the 1800's, the water was used to power mills where cloth was made.

One of the first peach orchards in SC was planted in the Piedmont Region.

There used to be many farms in the area, but the farmers did not take care of the soil. Today, the soil in the Piedmont is not good for farming.
Blue Ridge
The Blue Ridge region is in the northwestern corner of our state.

It is South Carolina' smallest region.

It has many mountains (mountains are very tall landforms).

This region has many forests (pine trees stand out on the hills and valleys in the Blue Ridge region).

Waterfalls and streams flow in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Blue Ridge has a moderate climate. The summers are warm and winters are cool. Snow is possible at higher elevations during the winter.
Inner Coastal Plain
Outer Coastal Plain
This region is hilly and has many trees.

These trees provide timber for building.

This area gets a lot of rain.

The wet soil is great for growing rice and cotton.

There is a lot of farming done here. Farmers grow tomatoes, melons, cabbage, and tobacco.

This region has a subtropical climate. The summers are warm and humid and the winters are cool.
The Outer Coastal Plain has low land.

This low land has helped in creating many swamps and marshes.

Forestry is an important part of this region. Forestry means to plan, manage, and care for forests.

This region has a subtropical climate. The summers are warm and humid and the winters are cool.
The Coastal Zone is a thin area of coast about 10 miles wide.

It stretches inland from the Atlantic Coast.

This region has many swamps.

Farming was a very important part of this region in the 1700's, but it is not very important today.

This region has barrier islands such as Hilton Head, Pawley's, Edisto, and Kiawah Islands.

These barrier islands help protect the coast from tides and storms.

The Coastal Zone's natural harbors are a useful landform.

Natural harbors are bodies of water that are protected by land.

This region attracts many tourists.

People like to visit houses that are over 200 years old. They also like to golf on the shore and swim in the ocean.

South Carolina has almost 200 miles of coastline!
Coastal Zone
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