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.

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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...
Carolina Day Trivia Quiz | History in a Nutshell
Carolina Day Trivia Quiz | History in a Nutshell

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This quiz will test your knowledge on the history of the SC exclusive holiday known as Carolina Day, and the Battle of Sullivan’s Island! How much do you know about the history behind this more...
Women of Character
Women of Character

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Charleston Tea Garden  | From the Sky
Charleston Tea Garden | From the Sky

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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...