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. It is a great place to live and work in, and it is the area’s hub for sports and entertainment. It is considered to be one of South Carolina's major industrial cities. The city has many beautiful gardens, parks and historical sites and has a wide selection of shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment complexes.

To See And To Do In North Charleston

  • Fire Museum
  • Naval Base Memorial
  • Riverfront Park
  • Playing Golf
  • Fishing
  • Farmers Market
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Middleton Place Plantation
  • Centre Pointe Shopping
  • Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark
  • North Charleston Convention Center Complex
  • North Charleston City Gallery And Gift Shop
  • North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

History Of North Charleston - Timeline

The area was inhabited by Tidewater Indians long before the first Europeans arrived. In 1670, about 150 Englishmen arrived to the area and built a fortified settlement. In 1676, the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was established. In 1680, the area was occupied primarily by plantations. The Archdale Hall Plantation and the Oak Grove Plantation was established in 1680. The Drayton Hall plantation was build between 1747 and 1752. 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 1930, around 2,000 people lived in the area. In 1935, the St. Phillip's and St. Michael's Fire Department was established. In 1937, the North Charleston Fire Department was formed. In 1942, about 18,000 people lived in the city.

In 1972, North Charleston was incorporated as a city. In 1973, the North Charleston Police Department was formed. In 1975, the city became the 3rd largest city in South Carolina. In 1993, the North Charleston Coliseum was built. In 1999, the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and the Charleston Area Convention Center opened.