Berkeley County is located in the Lowcountry, with its county seat in Moncks Corner.

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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Maude Callen | Carolina Snaps


Orphaned at the age of six, Maude Callen, became an “Angel in Twilight” to many as she singlehandedly brought health care to a poverty-stricken community. After becoming orphaned, Maude went to live...
Women of Character | Carolina Stories


This "Carolina Stories" documentary features the biographies of four "leading ladies" in South Carolina history, who have been honored by induction into the South Carolina Hall of Fame... Mary McLeod...
Berkeley County | South Carolina Public Radio


"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...
Building The Home And Move To Clemson | Hanover House
Episode 2


This segment covers the St. Julien family settling near Charleston, and building their home and plantation. William Hiott, Director of Clemson University Historical Properties, talks about why the...
The French Huguenot Exodus | Hanover House
Episode 1


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...
African American Contributions | Hanover House
Episode 3


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...
House History And Tour | Hanover House
Episode 4


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...
The Strawberry Ferry | History Of SC Slide Collection
The Strawberry Ferry | History Of SC Slide Collection
Episode 13


First operated in 1707, the Strawberry Ferry crossed the Cooper River in Berkeley County. In this photo around 1900, passengers are going to church across the river. Courtesy of the South Caroliniana...