Charleston

“Charleston County and the city of Charleston, its county seat, are the most historic locations in the state.”

“Charleston County and the city of Charleston, its county seat, are the most historic locations in the state.” Situated in the Lowcountry, the county serves as a popular vacation destination but also relies on the business that results from its port. The area in general serves as a large cultural and economic hub for the state.

Charleston County was founded as Charleston District in 1769, and the district became smaller after some of its lands were used to create Colleton and Berkeley counties. The county and its seat were named after King Charles II.

The city and county are saturated with Revolutionary War and Civil War history. Three signers of the United States Constitution and two famous abolitionists resided in Charleston County, and the Civil War began when soldiers fired shots from the county’s Fort Sumter.

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Charleston Tea Garden Video Questions
Charleston Tea Garden Video Questions

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Keep your students engaged while watching the Charleston Tea Garden From the Sky video with these video questions. Students are also asked to find two additional facts about Columbia when done!
Charleston Tea Garden  | From the Sky
Charleston Tea Garden | From the Sky

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With over 25,000 farms and 4 million acres farmland in South Carolina, agriculture is the number one industry in the state. Corn, Cotton, and Soybeans are some of the top commodities but there’s only...
Charleston Harbor | From the Sky
Charleston Harbor | From the Sky

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When it comes to South Carolina history, there are few places that are as significant as Charleston Harbor. Through the centuries, the harbor has experienced a wave of transformation, leaving bits of...
Same Song in Mende and Gullah | Gullah Roots
Same Song in Mende and Gullah | Gullah Roots

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Scholars have located a song linking a family from Georgia to the village of Senehun Ngola in Sierra Leone. Linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner traveled to Georgia in 1931 to hear people speaking and singing...