“Vicious Dogs” may not be kept within the city limits.

Sec. 4-20. Vicious dogs.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any vicious or ferocious dog within the corporate limits of the city.

(b) In the event any person or property is injured or damaged by [...]

A permit must be obtained to fire a missile.

Title 23 – Law Enforcement and Public Safety



SECTION 23-33-10. “Missile” defined. A “missile,” as contemplated by this chapter, shall be defined as any object or substance hurled through the air by the use of gunpowder or any other explosive substance whether purchased by the individual or compounded from chemicals.

SECTION 23-33-20. [...]

A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine.

SECTION 20-7-8915. Playing pinball machines.

It is unlawful for a minor under the age of eighteen to play a pinball machine.

A railroad my not remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people.

Title 58 – Public Utilities, Services and Carriers CHAPTER 17. THE GENERAL RAILROAD LAW ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 58-17-160. Railroads shall not remove from towns of more than 500.

In the exercise of the powers and rights conferred in this chapter no railroad shall remove its line of railway from any incorporated town of [...]

All schools must prepare a suitable program for Francis Willard Day.

An exception to the no work on Sunday law is that light bulbs may be sold.

Title 53 – Sundays, Holidays and Other Special Days CHAPTER 1. SECTION 53-1-50. Exceptions to prohibition on Sunday work.

Section 53-1-40 does not apply to the following:

(1) The sale of food needs, ice, or soft drinks. (2) The sale of tobacco and related products. (3) The operation of radio or television stations nor to [...]

Bitches in heat shall be confined.

Sec. 4-27. Confinement of bitches in heat and stray dogs.

(a) It shall be the duty of the owner, or any person having control, of any bitch to securely confine such dog and keep it concealed from view while such dog is in heat or proud.

(b) It shall be the duty of any police [...]

By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.


SECTION 16-15-50. Seduction under promise of marriage.

A male over the age of sixteen years who by means of deception and promise of marriage seduces an unmarried woman in this State is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon [...]

Carriages may not be driven on sidewalks.

Sec. 12-1-511. Motor vehicles prohibited on pathways. Any publicly owned pathway or lane designed for pedestrians or bicycles shall not be traversed or utilized in any way by any of the following: (1) Cars, trucks, tractors, or any other motorized vehicles, with the exception of emergency vehicles, authorized maintenance vehicles, or electric-powered wheelchairs for the [...]

Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.

Title 52 – Amusements and Athletic Contests CHAPTER 13. DANCE HALLS

SECTION 52-13-10. Operation on Sunday forbidden.

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep open or admit persons to any public dancing hall owned or operated by him or to allow any person to continue thereat between the hours of twelve o’clock, midnight, [...]

Dogs may not be on the beach during the summer months during the daytime or the owner may be arrested.

Sec. 4-8. Dogs on beaches prohibited certain times; animals restricted on Ocean Boulevard. (a) It shall be unlawful to allow any dog to be on the public beaches or boardwalks of the municipality from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the period from May 15 through September 15 of each year, except for assistance animals [...]

Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.

Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.

Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state.


FORTUNETELLERS SECTION 40-41-310. Licenses required for itinerant fortunetellers.

It shall be unlawful for any person to follow the business of fortunetelling in any of the counties of this State, by traveling from place to place, without first obtaining [...]

Horses are to wear pants at all times.

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.

It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.

It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street.

It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.

It is illegal to communicate with a woman using obscene messages.

It is illegal to dance in public in Lancaster.

It is illegal to display a Confederate flag on a courthouse.

It is illegal to give or receive oral sex in South Carolina.

It is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on Sunday, unless you own a private club. (Repealed November 2000)

It is illegal to shine a flashlight on a sea turtle