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South Carolina Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of South Carolina.

Static South Carolina Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of South Carolina as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

South Carolina topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

South Carolina Topographical Features

South Carolina's highest mountain is Sassafras Mountain, whose peak is 3,560 feet above sea level.  South Carolina's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean.  The topography of South Carolina features a lowland coastal plain in the southeast which rises to a Piedmont Plateau in the northwest.  Major rivers in South Carolina include the Pee Dee, Savannah, Ashley, Combahee, and Edisto.

Interactive South Carolina Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of South Carolina or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this South Carolina map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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South Carolina Topo Map