Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.wikipedia
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South Carolina

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Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The capital is Columbia with a 2016 population of 134,309; while its largest city is Charleston with a 2016 population of 134,385.

Charleston County, South Carolina

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Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 761,155 residents in 2016, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Its county seat is Charleston.

Battle of Fort Sumter

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The only major antebellum American city to have a majority-enslaved population, Charleston was controlled by an oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 1828 and 1832 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War in 1861 by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons.
The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, 1861) was the bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the Confederate States Army, and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War.

West Ashley

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West Ashley, residential area to the west of Downtown bordered by the Ashley River to the east and the Stono River to the west.
West Ashley or as it is more formally known, west of the Ashley is one of the six distinct areas of the city proper of Charleston, South Carolina, with an estimated 2016 population of 75,144.

Berkeley County, South Carolina

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The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 761,155 residents in 2016, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Berkeley County is included in the Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Charles Towne Landing

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Its initial location at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River (now Charles Towne Landing) was abandoned in 1680 for its present site, which became the fifth-largest city in North America within ten years.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in the West Ashley area of Charleston, South Carolina preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in Carolina.

Charleston Harbor

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The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers.
The Charleston Harbor is an inlet (8 sq mi/20.7 km²) of the Atlantic Ocean at Charleston, South Carolina.

American Revolution

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Charleston adopted its present spelling with its incorporation as a city in 1783 at the close of the Revolutionary War.
The war turned to the American South where the British under the leadership of Charles Cornwallis captured an army at Charleston, South Carolina in early 1780 but failed to enlist enough volunteers from Loyalist civilians to take effective control of the territory.

Dorchester County, South Carolina

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The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 761,155 residents in 2016, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Dorchester County is included in the Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Daniel Island

Daniel Island, fast-growing residential area to the north of downtown, east of the Cooper River and west of the Wando River.
Daniel Island is a 4000 acre island located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina.

Columbia, South Carolina

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Population growth in the interior of South Carolina influenced the removal of the state government to Columbia in 1788, but the port city remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census.
Columbia received a large stimulus to development when it was connected in a direct water route to Charleston by the Santee Canal.

Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area

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Charleston is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Charleston metropolitan area is an area centered on Charleston, South Carolina.

Cooper River (South Carolina)

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The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers.
The South Carolina cities of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, and Hanahan are located along the river.

Castle Pinckney

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The only major antebellum American city to have a majority-enslaved population, Charleston was controlled by an oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 1828 and 1832 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War in 1861 by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons.
Castle Pinckney was a small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

Slavery in the United States

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The only major antebellum American city to have a majority-enslaved population, Charleston was controlled by an oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 1828 and 1832 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War in 1861 by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons.
In 1703, more than 42 percent of New York City households held slaves, the second-highest proportion of any city in the colonies after Charleston, South Carolina.

James Island (South Carolina)

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James Island, popular residential area between Downtown and the town of Folly Beach where the McLeod Plantation is located.
James Island is one of South Carolina's most urban Sea Islands with nearly half of the island residing in Charleston city limits.

Charleston Arsenal

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The only major antebellum American city to have a majority-enslaved population, Charleston was controlled by an oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 1828 and 1832 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War in 1861 by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons.
The Charleston Arsenal was a United States Army arsenal facility in Charleston, South Carolina, seized by state militia at the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Moncks Corner, South Carolina

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The metropolitan statistical area also includes a separate and much smaller urban area within Berkeley County, Moncks Corner (with a 2000 population of 9,123).
As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Moncks Corner is included within the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church (Charleston, South Carolina)

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Instead, local ordinances were passed by the provincial government, with day-to-day administration handled by the wardens and vestries of StPhilip's and StMichael's Anglican parishes.
St. Michael's Church is a historic church and the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston, South Carolina.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church (Charleston, South Carolina)

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Instead, local ordinances were passed by the provincial government, with day-to-day administration handled by the wardens and vestries of StPhilip's and StMichael's Anglican parishes.
St. Philip's Church is an historic church at 142 Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

Stono River

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The tidal rivers (Wando, Cooper, Stono, and Ashley) are evidence of a submergent or drowned coastline.
The Stono River or Creek is a tidal channel in southeast South Carolina, located southwest of Charleston.

List of colonial governors of South Carolina

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In 1670, Governor William Sayle brought over several shiploads of settlers from Bermuda, which lies due east of Charleston although closer to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina, and Barbados in the eastern Caribbean.
Governors of the Proprietary Period for the most part were appointed either by the Proprietors or the Grand Council convening in Charles Town.

Circular Congregational Church

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The Circular Congregational Church manse was damaged during the storm in which church records were lost.
The Circular Congregational Church is a historic church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, used by a congregation established in 1681.

Cusabo

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At the time of contact, the area was inhabited by the Cusabo Indians.
The Cusabo or Corsaboy were a group of historic Native American tribes who lived along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in what is now South Carolina, approximately between present-day Charleston and south to the Savannah River, at the time of European encounter.

1840 United States Census

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Population growth in the interior of South Carolina influenced the removal of the state government to Columbia in 1788, but the port city remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census.