Charleston | SC Counties

“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.

Avery Research Center - Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Avery Research Center - Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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This Avery Research Center photo gallery features the following images: The Avery Center Avery Normal Institute Reverend Charles Avery Avery students in library African sculptures Book collections...
Avery Research Center | Let's Go!
Avery Research Center | Let's Go!

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The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is located on the site of the former Avery Normal Institute. It was a hub for Charleston’s African American community from 1865–1954...
3D VR - Avery Research Center | Let's Go!
3D VR - Avery Research Center | Let's Go!

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The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is located on the site of the former Avery Normal Institute. It was a hub for Charleston’s African American community from 1865–1954...
Angel Oak Tree | Carolina Snaps
Angel Oak Tree | Carolina Snaps

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Standing over 65 feet tall and 25 feet wide, the Angel Oak on John’s Island, near Charleston, SC, is believed to be the largest live oak tree east of the Mississippi river.
Carolina Day | Carolina Snaps
Carolina Day | Carolina Snaps

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The South Carolina exclusive holiday known as "Carolina Day" is observed every June 28th to celebrate the improbable and miraculous Patriot victory at the Battle of Sullivan's Island during the...
Fort Moultrie Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Fort Moultrie Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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This supplementary photo gallery for Fort Moultrie includes the following images: Painting of the Battle of Sullivan's Island Main entrance into Fort Moultrie Fort Moultrie Sally-Port Principal...
Bottlenose Dolphin | What's Wild
Bottlenose Dolphin | What's Wild

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In this edition of What's Wild, we're traveling to one of South Carolina's barrier islands and observing rare feeding techniques of resident bottlenose dolphins ?. Also, we'll be taking a look at...