Dumb Laws

South Carolina Dumb Laws

South CarolinaHorses may not be kept in bathtubs.

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

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

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

When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.

It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.

Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.

Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.

No work may be done on Sunday. An exception is that light bulbs may be sold.

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

Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.

Merchandise may not be sold within a half mile of a church unless fruit is being sold.

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

Railroad companies may be held liable in some instances for scaring horses.

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

Charleston: The Fire Department may blow up your house. This law was made so that the fire department could create a fire brake.

Fountain Inn: Horses are to wear pants at all times.

Lancaster County: It is illegal to dance in public.

Spartanburg: Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.


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