Many States contain laws that are either outdated or simply not relevant and have never been removed. Here are some of South Carolina’s laws that bring us to the question of, Why would anyone make such a law? Enjoy.
Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.
All schools must prepare a suitable program for Francis Willard Day.
Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.
Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.
Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state.
A railroad may not remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people.
Merchandise may not be sold within a half-mile of a church unless fruit is being sold.
It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the courthouse steps on Sundays. (Repealed)
Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.
Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.
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 illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on Sunday unless you own a private club. (Repealed November 2000)
It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.
By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.
It is illegal to communicate with a woman using obscene messages.
No work may be done on Sunday.
Railroad companies may be held liable in some instances for scaring horses.
It is illegal to display a confederate flag on a courthouse.
It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street.
The Fire Department may blow up your house. This law was made so that the fire department could create a fire brake.
Horses are to wear pants at all times.
It is illegal to dance in public in Lancaster.
Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.