The Lowcountry (official spelling, sometimes spelled Low Country or just lowcountry) is a geographic and cultural region located along South Carolina's coast. The region includes the South Carolina Sea Islands. Once a location that was known for its agricultural wealth, the Lowcountry today is internationally renowned for its historic cities and communities, its natural beauty, and its unique cultural heritage, which have attracted millions of visitors and thousands of new residents.
Gullah Traditions of the South Carolina Coast. Discover the remarkable history and heritage of the Gullah people, a storied civilization and culture prevailing on the Sea Islands of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. #SCLowcountry #Gullah #SeaIslands
South Carolina designated the lettered olive (Oliva Sayana) as the official state shell in 1984. An early pioneer in concholgy (Dr. Edmund Ravenel of Charleston, South Carolina) found and named the lettered olive seashell. Lettered olives are prolific along the South Carolina coast.