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Q What is the origin of the nickname "Sandlapper State" for South Carolina?
Sandlapper was among the earliest nicknames for South Carolinians, used from the late 1700s to the early 1800s. The term was never widely circulated in the state and was used more frequently in reference to South Carolinians who lived in the sandy eastern part of the state.
Source: Claude Henry Neuffer, Names in South Carolina.