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King Charles I of England granted the region that is the present-day Carolinas to Sir Robert Heath in 1629. The region was named Carolus, a Latin form of Charles, in honor of King Charles. King Charles II, his son, changed the spelling to Carolina in 1663. The region of Carolina was eventually divided into South Carolina and North Carolina, and both became states in 1788.

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