Berkeley County is located in the Lowcountry, with its county seat in Moncks Corner. The area features a number of rivers and lakes that make it popular with tourists. History also draws many visitors to Berkeley County. A great deal of historical sites and museums exist in Berkeley, and the county was the home of Revolutionary War generals Francis Marion and William Moultrie.

The county was first established in 1682. However, the Charleston District absorbed Berkeley County for a few years before becoming its own county once more in 1882. The county’s namesakes, Sir William Berkeley and Lord John Berkeley, served as Lords Proprietors of Carolina.  

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Berkeley County | South Carolina Public Radio
Berkeley County | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Berkeley County [1,098 sq. miles; population 142,651]. Created on May 10, 1682, Berkeley was one of South Carolina's first three counties. It was named for two of the Lords Proprietors...
House History And Tour | Hanover House
House History And Tour | Hanover House

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This last segment features a tour around the house, showing each room, design choices exclusive to each room, and some of the antiques and various artifacts on display in the home. Today, the house...
African American Contributions | Hanover House
African American Contributions | Hanover House

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William Hiott and Patrick McMillan discuss the contributions made by African Americans. When Paul de St. Julien died in 1741, he owned forty-five slaves. Most of the profit which came from St. Julien...
The French Huguenot Exodus | Hanover House
The French Huguenot Exodus | Hanover House

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The beginning is about the house’s original owner, Paul de St. Julien’s family, and their French Huguenot origins. They moved to Charleston, S.C. to escape religious and political persecution, when...
Jack Bayless Fish Hatchery | 27:Fifty
Jack Bayless Fish Hatchery | 27:Fifty

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The striped bass hatcheries of the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department produces as many as one hundred and twenty million fish. The hatcheries are among the world’s leaders in...