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Charleston

  • Original Name: Charles Towne

  • Type: City

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Charleston is most infamous for Fort Sumter where the American Civil War started (or as Southerners call it, War Between the States). Along with rich history, Charleston offers pleasant weather, charming streets and delicious food. For a taste of the Lowcountry, try Shrimp and Grits and a Sweet Tea at the Hominy Grill. If it's Thursday, enjoy a Lady Baltimore at the Sugar Bakeshop. - AsNotedIn

Charleston, South Carolina, (population 107,337), one of America's most historic and livable cities, was founded by English colonists in 1670 and served as the capital city of the Carolina Colony. Site of the first major naval battle of the Revolution and the opening shots of the Civil War, Charleston has become a leading tourist destination and has used its historic assets to reinvigorate the local economy. The city is recognized nationally and internationally for its leadership in historic preservation and cultural heritage tourism. Revitalized historic structures contribute to the housing market and retail scene, enhancing the quality of life for Charleston residents. - Preserve America


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Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
1837 Bed and Breakfast
  • Lodging
126 Wentworth St Kirkland Ln
21 East Battery Bed and Breakfast
  • Lodging
  • Sight
21 E Battery S of Atlantic St
82 Queen
  • Eats
82 Queen St King St
Ashley Hall Plantation
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Address Restricted
Ashley River Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly, along the Ashley River, from just E of SC 165 to the Seaboard Coast Line RR bridge
Barnwell House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Parkers Ferry Rd S of Charleston
Battery LeRoy
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Riverland Dr
Battery No 1
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  • NRHP
Riverland Dr
Battery No 5
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  • NRHP
Stonefield Subdivision
Battery Tynes
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  • NRHP
Stono River
Bethel Methodist Church
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  • NRHP
57 Pitt St S of Calhoun St
Blake Tenements
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  • NRHP
2 - 4 Courthouse Sq Meeting St
Bowens Island Restaurant
  • JBF AC
1870 Bowens Island Rd
Branford-Horry House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
59 Meeting St
Cabbage Row
  • Sight
89 - 91 Church St N of Tradd St
Calhoun Mansion
  • Sight
  • Visit
16 Meeting St
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
  • Eats
  • Eats
476 half King St S of Mary St
Castle Pinckney
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Shute's Folly Island
Central Baptist Church
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  • NRHP
26 Radcliffe St E of St Philip St
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • SC SP
1500 Old Towne Rd
Charleston County Courthouse
  • Sight
84 Broad St Meeting St
Charleston Historic District
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  • NRHP
Incorporates most of area S of Bee St, Morris St and Mary St to Waterfront
Charleston Historic District - Single Houses
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  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by Calhoun, Archdale, Cumberland, E.Battery, Broad and Gadsden and an area along Anson St
Charleston Historic District - South
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
Bounded by Broad St, E Bay St, S Battery and Ashley and an area along Church St bounded by Cumberland St and Chalmers St
Charleston Old and Historic District - Bainbridge
  • Sight
  • NRHP
280 E Bay St Hasell St
Charleston Old and Historic District - Midtown
  • Sight
  • PRHP
Roughly bounded by US 17, E Bay St, Charlotte St, the Cooper River, Laurens St, Alexander St, Calhoun St, Coming St, Morris St, Bee St and Courtna
Charleston Old and Historic District - Warren St
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  • NRHP
25 and 25 half Warren St and 114 St Phillip St
Charleston's French Quarter District
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  • NRHP
Bounded by Lodge Alley and Cumberland, E. Bay, and State Sts
Charlotte St District
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33 Charlotte St Meeting St to Cooper River
Cigar Factory
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  • NRHP
701 E Bay St Block bounded by E Bay, Columbus, Blake and Drake Sts
Circular Congregational Church and Parish House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
150 Meeting St
Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina
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  • NRHP
50 Broad St
Clark Mills Studio
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
51 Broad St
Col John Stuart House
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
104- 106 Tradd St
Col William Rhett House
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54 Hasell St Maiden Ln
College of Charleston
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
Glebe, George, St Philip, and Green Sts
Coming Street Cemetery
  • Sight
  • NRHP
189 Coming St
Denmark Vesey House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
56 Bull St Smith St
Dixie Supply Bakery and Cafe
  • Eats
  • DDD
62 State St Cumberland St
Dock Street Theatre
  • Sight
  • NRHP
135 Church St Queen St
Drayton Hall
  • Activity
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NRHP
  • WPHB
  • NHL
  • US NTHS
  • 1001 Bldg
3380 Ashley River Rd 9 mi NW of Charleston on SC 61
Dubose Heyward House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
76 Church St S of Tradd St
Edmondston-Alston House
  • Activity
  • Sight
  • Visit
21 E Battery S of Atlantic St
Edward Rutledge House
  • Lodging
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
117 Broad St Orange St
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
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110 Calhoun St Meeting St
Farmers' and Exchange Bank
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
141 E Bay St
Farmfield Plantation House
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  • NRHP
1 Farmfield Rd S of Savannah Hwy (US 17)
Fireproof Building
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
100 Meeting St
Florence Crittenton Home
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  • NRHP
19 St Margaret St W of Rutledge Ave
Fort Johnson, Powder Magazine
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  • NRHP
217 Fort Johnson Rd South Carolina Department of Natural Resources compound, 3 mi SE of Historic Charleston
Fort Pemberton Site
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  • NRHP
Pemberton View Dr Address Restricted
Fort Pringle
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  • NRHP
Riverland Dr
Fort Sumter National Monument
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  • NRHP
  • NM
  • 1001 Hist
  • WBPB
  • WBPAC
Francis Marion Hotel
  • Lodging
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • HHotel
387 King St Calhoun St
Fuel Cantina
  • Eats
  • DDD
211 Rutledge Ave Cannon St
George Robertson House
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1 Meeting St N of I-26
Gov Thomas Bennett House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
69 Barre St Calhoun St
Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Sight
  • NRHP
30 Race St
Hampton Park Terrace Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Roughly bounded by Hagood, and Rutledge Aves, and Moltrie, and Congress Sts
Hank's Seafood Restaurant
  • Eats
10 Hayne St Church St
Heyward-Washington House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
  • WPHB
87 Church St N of Tradd St
Hibernian Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
105 Meeting St
High Cotton
  • Drink
  • Eats
199 E Bay St Cumberland St
Hominy Grill
  • Eats
  • BTIEA
207 Rutledge Ave Cannon St
Huguenot Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
136 Church St Queen St
Jacob Motte House
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61 Tradd St Meeting St
James Nicholson House
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  • NRHP
172 Rutledge Ave
James Sparrow House
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  • NRHP
65 Cannon St W of Felix St
John Rutledge House Inn
  • Lodging
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
  • HHotel
116 Broad St Orange St
Jonathan Lucas House
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  • NRHP
286 Calhoun St Halsey Blvd
Joseph Manigault House
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
350 Meeting St John St
Josiah Smith Tennent House
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  • NRHP
729 E Bay St Blake St
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
90 Hasell St King St
Lighthouse Point Shell Ring (38CH12)
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  • NRHP
Address Restricted
Lowndes Grove
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  • NRHP
260 St Margaret St 6th Ave and the Ashley River
Magnolia Cemetery
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  • NRHP
Huguenin Ave Cunnington Ave
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
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  • NRHP
3550 Ashley River Rd 10 mi NW of Charleston on SC 61
Market Hall and Sheds
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
188 Meeting St
Marshlands Plantation House
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  • NRHP
N side Fort Sumter Dr
McCrady's
  • Drink
  • Eats
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2 Unity Alley 153 E Bay St
McLeod Plantation
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  • NRHP
325 Country Club Dr
Middleton-Pinckey House
  • Sight
14 George St Meeting St
Miles Brewton House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
27 King St Ladson St
Murray, Andrew B, Vocational School
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3 Chisolm St
Nathaniel Russell House
  • Activity
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NRHP
  • NHL
51 Meeting St Price's Alley
Old Bethel United Methodist Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
222 Calhoun St E of Smith St
Old Marine Hospital
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
20 Franklin St
Old Slave Mart
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NRHP
6 Chalmers St
Porter Military Academy
  • Sight
  • NRHP
175- 181 Ashley Ave
Powder Magazine
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
79 Cumberland St
Presqui'ile
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  • NRHP
2 Amherst St E Bay St
Recovery Room Tavern
  • Drink
685 King St I-26
Robert Barnwell Rhett House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
6 Thomas St
Robert Brewton House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
71 Church St S of Tradd St
Robert William Roper House
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
9 E Battery St S of Atlantic
Seashore Farmers' Lodge No 767
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  • NRHP
Old Sol Legare Rd NE corner Jct of Sol Legare and Old Sol Legare Rds
Secessionville Historic District
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Fort Lamar Rd E portion of Rort Lamar Rd, begining at Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve
Shaw Community Center
  • Sight
22 Mary St
Simmons-Edwards House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
12 - 14 Legare St N of Gibbes St
Slightly North of Broad Restaurant
  • Eats
192 E Bay St Faber St, S of Cumberland
South Carolina National Bank of Charleston
  • Sight
  • NRHP
16 Broad St
South Carolina State Arsenal
  • Lodging
  • Sight
  • NRHP
377 Meeting St N side of Marion Square
St Andrews Episcopal Church
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  • NRHP
2604 Ashley River Rd 5 mi NW of Charleston on SC 61
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
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  • NRHP
93 Hasell St King St
St Michael's Episcopal Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
80 Meeting St
St Philip's Episcopal Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
146 Church St
Stiles-Hinson House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
940 Paul Revere Dr
Sugar Bakeshop
  • Eats
59 half Cannon St W of Felix St
Sword Gate Houses
  • Sight
  • NRHP
32 Legare St and 111 Tradd St
Tattooed Moose
  • Drink
  • Eats
  • DDD
1137 Morrison Dr N of Brigade St
Ted's Butcherblock
  • Eats
334 E Bay St Inspection St, S of Calhoun St
The Aiken-Rhett House
  • Activity
  • Sight
  • Visit
  • NRHP
  • Distinct
  • WPHB
48 Elizabeth St Judith St
The Early Bird Diner
  • Eats
  • DDD
1644 Savannah Hwy Evergreen St
The Glass Onion
  • Eats
  • DDD
1219 Savannah Hwy W of W Oak Forest Dr
The Macintosh
  • Eats
479B King St Ann St
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
122 E Bay St Broad St
The Vendue Hotel
  • Lodging
  • Sight
19 Vendue Range E Bay St
Thomas Heyward House
  • Sight
18 Meeting St Lamboll St
Thomas Rose House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
57 - 59 Church St S of Water St
Twenty Seven State Street Bed and Breakfast
  • Lodging
27 State St Queen St
Unitarian Church
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
6 Archdale St S of Clifford St
Unnamed Battery
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Brighton Circle N of Savannah Hwy, Shaftsbury Townhouses
Unnamed Battery No 1
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Clark's Point
US Customhouse
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  • NRHP
200 E Bay St S Market St
US Post Office and Courthouse
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  • NRHP
83 Broad St
West Point Rice Mill
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  • NRHP
17 Lockwood Dr S of Calhoun St, on the Ashley River
White-Sickles House
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33 Charlotte St Elizabeth St
William Aiken House and Associated Railroad Structures
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHL
456 King St Railroad Right-of-Way runs from Linen Street Shops onto John St
William Blacklock House
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
18 Bull St E of Pitt St
William Enston Home
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  • NRHP
900 King St Moultrie St
William Gibbes House
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  • NRHP
  • NHL
64 S Battery W of Legare St
William Robb House
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  • NRHP
12 Bee St

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1886/08/31 Charleston, South Carolina is hit with an estimated 7.3 magnitude earthquake, causing widespread destruction and killing about 60 people. 1886 Charleston Earthquake

Eat and Drink »

FoodTypeDescription
FoodTypeDescription
She-Crab Soup Soup
Shrimp and Grits



Data »

Particulars for Charleston:
Locale Type City
Destination Historic City



Vicinage »

VicinageTypeAsNotedIn
Ansonborough Neighborhood
Cannonborough Elliotborough Neighborhood
Charleston Harbor Harbor
East Central Neighborhood
East Side Neighborhood
French Quarter, Charleston Neighborhood
Hampton Park Terrace Neighborhood
Harleston Village Neighborhood
James Island Island
Mazyck Wraggborough Neighborhood
North Central Neighborhood
Parkers Ferry Place
Radcliffe Borough Neighborhood
South of Broad Neighborhood
Wagener Terrace Neighborhood
West Ashley Neighborhood
West Side Neighborhood

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Porgy Book
DuBose Heyward Set on Cabbage Row, the fictional Catfish Row
Porgy and Bess Film Setting - Catfish Row
The Patriot Film
Roland Emmerich Mel Gibson Set in Charleston

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