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North Charleston, South Carolina
North Charleston is located in the eastern part and is the third largest city in the U.S. State of South Carolina. A great place to live, work and play. Charleston is considered to be one of South Carolina's major industrial cities. Charleston has gained international importance with the arrival of Boeing Aircraft.
To See And To Do In North Charleston
- Fire Museum
- Naval Base Memorial
- Riverfront Park
- Playing Golf
- Centre Pointe Shopping
- North Charleston Convention Center Complex
- North Charleston City Gallery And Gift Shop
History Of North Charleston - Timeline
In 1680, the area was occupied primarily by plantations. The Archdale Hall Plantation and the Oak Grove Plantation was established in 1680. In 1786, Andre Michaux established the French Botanical Garden. He was a botanist to Louis XVI of France. In 1901, the Charleston Naval Shipyard was established.
In 1912, a group of businessmen organized the E. P. Burton Lumber Company. They bought land for the purpose of cutting and selling timber. When the timber was cut and sold, the land was put on the market. A group of men known as the North Charleston Holding Corporation bought the land and laid out streets for a town.
In 1914, twelve houses were built and Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Davenport was the first residents of North Charleston. In 1935, the St. Phillip's and St. Michael's Fire Department was established. In 1937, the North Charleston Fire Department was formed.
In 1972, North Charleston was incorporated as a city. In 1973, the North Charleston Police Department was formed. In 1993, the North Charleston Coliseum was built.