Historical Markers in
Charleston County, South Carolina

10-Inch Columbiad (Rodman) 10-Inch Columbiad, Rifled and Banded 10-Inch Confederate Columbiad 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder) 113 Ashley Avenue 123 Tradd Street 125 Tradd Street 126 Tradd Street 13-Inch Seacoast Mortar 14 George Street 15-Inch Rodman 17 Limehouse Street 18 Church Street 1860 Flanking Caponniere 19 State Street 23 Tradd Street 26 Tradd Street 28 Chapel Street 300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Charles Towne 31 Savage Street    32 Legare Street 36 Meeting Street 36 Meeting Street 37 Meeting Street 39 Meeting Street 41 For Freedom 42 Church Street 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled 54 King Street 54 Queen Street 55 Ashley Avenue   The Baker House 58 Tradd Street 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House 6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott 66 Bull Street The John Cart House 69 Ashley Avenue    Eli Gedding House 7-Inch Brooke Rifle, Triple Banded 72-74 Tradd Street 73 Church Street 8 Legare Street 8-10 Tradd Street 8-inch (200 Pounder) Parrott 8-Inch Columbiad 8-inch Parrott (200 Pounder) 83-107 East Bay Street   Rainbow Row 83-85 Church Street 90 East Bay Street Ancrum Wharf Building 95 Ashley Avenue 95 Lenwood Boulevard A Common Lodging A Forgotten Branch Of The Service . . . The U.S. Army Coast Artillery A History of Courtenay Square A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier A Temporary Home? A Unique Find Brings Unanswered Questions A-6E Intruder A4C Skyhawk Affra Harleston Coming African American Cemetery AH – 1 “Cobra” Alexander Christie House Alhambra Hall America Responds To A New Challenge Anchor of the U.S.S. Coral Sea Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry / Solomon's Lodge No. 1 Ann Peacock House Archibald Rutledge Birthplace Arming the Fort Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge As Old as Charleston Battery Cheves Battery Haskell Battery Huger Battery Jasper Battery Number 5 Battery Reed Battle of Fort Sullivan Battle of Secessionville Battle of Sol-Legare Island Battle of Sullivan’s Island Belvidere School Site Benjamin Lucas House Bethel Methodist Church Bible Depository Black and White Worlds: Blake Tenements Blake-Grimké House Blockade Runners Bound For Glory Branford-Horry House Brickyard Plantation Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley British Attack British Attack at Breach Inlet / Battery Marshall Building a Nation Building Forts Buildings “All of Wood”? Buoyant Mine Burger's Tavern Burke High School Calhoun Calhoun Calvary Episcopal Church Camden Depot Cameron House Camp of Wild's African Brigade, 1863 - 1864 / Wild's Brigade Cemetery Cannon Row Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital Cannon Street Y Capers Motte House Captain John Christie Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder Casemates and Cannon Casper Christian Schutt House Cassique of the Kiawah Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Champneys' Pink Cluster Channel 2 & Suzie Q Charles Pinckney Charles Pinckney - Statesman Charles Town in the American Revolution Charles Towne / Old Town Plantation Charleston Besieged Charleston City Market Charleston City Market Charleston Gas Light Company Charleston Harbor Charleston Light Dragoons Charleston Naval Hospital Historic District Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District Charleston Navy Yard Historic District Charleston Public Water System Charleston Surrenders Charleston Waterfront Christ Church Cigar Factory / “We Shall Overcome” Citadel Flag City Hall City Market Civil War Armament Civil War Defense of Sullivan's Island Civil War Torpedo Boatmen Memorial Civilian Conservation Corps Clamagore (SS-343) Clark Mills Studio Coastal Defense: The Endicott System Col. Othneil Beale's House Col. William Rhett House Cold War Submarine Memorial College of Charleston Colonel John Stuart House Colonel William Rhett Confederate Cemetery / Memorial Confederate Defenders of Charleston Confederate Lines Constitutional Convention of 1868 Controlling the Harbor Convention on Ratification Cook's Old Field Cemetery / Copahee Plantation and Hamlin Beach Cooper - O'Conner House County of Charleston Historic Courthouse Cove Inlet Crime & Punishment: “Tyed to the Usual Tree” CS H.L. Hunley Daniel Huger House Daniel Ravenel II House Darby Building David Ramsay House Deerhead Oak Defending Charleston Defending Charleston 1861-1865 Defense of Charleston Harbor Memorial Dewar-Lee-Pringle House Disappearing Rifle: The Endicott System Discovering the Hunley Dr. Henry Woodward Dr. Joseph Johnson House   Dr. Thomas Dale House Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House Dr. William Cleland's House Drayton Hall / Drayton Family DuBose Heyward House E-1B Tracer Edgar Wells House Edmund Jenkins / Ocean Grove Cemetery Edward Rutledge Eleven - Inch Dahlgren Gun Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Elizabeth Jackson Elizabeth Timothy Emanuel A.M.E. Church Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Emanuel AME Church Enlisted Men's Barracks Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings Etiwan Masonic Lodge F-14A Tomcat F-4J Phantom II F-8K Crusader F/A-18A Hornet Farmers and Exchange Bank Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project SC 1233 F Federal Expedition on John's Island / Battle of Burden's Causeway Fielding Home for Funerals Fireproof Building Fireproof Building First Baptist Church First Central Station in South Carolina First Medical College of South Carolina Site Flags of the Fort Fort Johnson Fort Moultrie Fort Moultrie Fort Moultrie II Fort Sumter 1861-65 Fort Sumter Bombarded Fort Sumter Bricks Fort Sumter Today Fort Sumter Today Foundations of the Southern Plantation Foundations of the Southern Plantation Francis Salvador French Botanical Garden Friendship A.M.E. Church From Military Base to National Park Gadsden's Wharf Gedney Main Howe, Jr General William Moultrie / Moultrie Schools Genevieve Kanapaux McMahon George Eveleigh House George Washington Statue German Confederate Soldier's Monument Ghost Structure Glover - Sottile House Gorge Wall Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Grave of General William Moultrie Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming Greyhounds Of The Fleet Grice Marine Laboratory H. L. Hunley Memorial H.L. Hunley H.L. Hunley Disappears H.M.S. Seraph Haddrell's Point Hampstead Cemetery Hampton Park Terrace Hampton Plantation Harbor Defense Harbor Defense 1809-1860 Harbor Defense 1898-1939 Harbor Vigilance Harleston Boags Funeral Home Harmon Field / Cannon Street All-Stars Harnessing the Wind Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Harth-Middleton House Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) Three Memorial Henry Timrod Heyward-Washington House Hibben House Hibernian Hall Hints of Slave Row Historic Fort Sumter - Fort Sumter Today Historical Sketch Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Hobcaw Shipyards Hog Island Holding the Fort Home of Doctor John Lining Home of Robert Limehouse Hospital Strike of 1969 Huguenot Church Hurricane Hugo I. Jenkins Mikell House In Memoriam • USS Thresher and USS Scorpion In Need of an Ally In Search of the Walled City In Trust Institute Hall / "The Union Is Dissolved!" Irish Volunteers Ironclads Attack I'on Cemetery Jacob Bond I'On Jacob Motte House James Francis Byrnes James Verree House Jasper Green/ Sergeant William Jasper Jenkins Jenkins Orphanage Jenkins Orphanage John Caldwell Calhoun John Cordes Prioleau House John Fullerton House John McCall House John McKee House John P. Grace Tower John Rutledge Home Johnson's Row John's Island Presbyterian Church Jonathan Jasper Wright Jones-Howell House Joseph Verree House Josiah Flagg Judge J. Waties Waring Judge Robert Pringle House Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Kornahrens-Guenveur House Laing School Laurens - Rutledge House Lee Cohen Harby Liberty Hill Liberty or Death Lord Cornwallis Lowcountry Waterways Lucas’ 1792 Wind Powered Sawmill Lucius Mendel Rivers Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia Plantation Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Major General William Moultrie Major Peter Bocquet's House Major Robert Anderson Marion Square Market Hall and Sheds Marshlands House Maryville Maybank Green / Hobcaw Plantation McClellanville McDonnell F-4C Phantom II Miles Brewton House Milton's Ferry Tavern Mining Casemate Mixed Results Moore-Trapman-Wragg House Morris Island Moultrie Mount Pleasant Academy Mount Pleasant Home for Destitute Children Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Mount Pleasant Waterworks Mountain Howitzer Move a 50,000 pound Rodman Gun Nathaniel Russell House Night Attack Nine College Way Northwest Bastionet Oceola / Patapsco Dead Old Bank Building Old Bethel Methodist Church Old Bethel United Methodist Church Old Marine Hospital Old Wappetaw Church On the Edge of an Empire One Broad Street One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry One North Adger's Wharf Ordinance of Secession P.G.T. Beauregard Palmetto Fort Park Circle Parker Drayton House Passengers and Products Patjens Post Office Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum/The Medal of Honor Museum Patriots Point Vietnam Memorial Philip Porcher House Philip Simmons Phillips Community Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Pierates Cruze / Pierates Cruze Gardens Pitt Street Merchants Plainsfield Plantation Plant - a - Palm Poinsett Tavern Point Plantation Point Plantation / Richmond Plantation Pollitzer House Port of Charleston Postponed Aspirations Powder Magazine Powder Magazine Powder Magazine Flags Powerhouse Poyas-Mordecai House Prayer Composed By Ellison Capers President's House Protecting the Colony – The Palisade Wall Quaker Burial Ground Quaker Cemetery Rearming the Fort Redoubt Number 3 Remnant of Horn Work Revolutionary Artillery Revolutionary War Artillery Rice Trunk Rice, Rattlesnakes, and Rainwater Richard Hutson Richard Tillia Morrison Rifle Range Road Riverside Beach / White's Paridise Riversville / Battle of Secessionville Riviera Theatre Robert Brewton House Robert Gibbes Robert Smalls Ronkin's Long Room / Ferry Service Royal Judge John Drayton S-2 Tracker S-3B Viking Sally Port Scanlonville Seaside Secessionville Second Bank of the United States Section of parapet, or upper portion of the wall Seeking, Wealth, Sowing Servitude Seized! Septima Clark Birthplace Septima P. Clark Expressway Septima Poinsette Clark Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987 Sergeant Jasper Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle SH-3G Sea King Shell Rings and Shell Middens Shem Creek Shepheard's Tavern Ship Shaping Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard Siege of Fort Sumter Silas N. Pearman Tower Simmons-Edwards House Sir Nathaniel Johnson Site of Fort Johnson Site of Fort Mechanic Site of Old Charles Town Site of St. Andrew's Hall Site of the First Methodist Church Site of the First Public Lending Library in the American Colonies Site of the William Burrows House Slave Auctions Slave Community Snee Farm Snee Farm Sol Blatt, Jr. Soldiers Ground Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company South Carolina Generals Memorial St. Andrew's Church St. Andrew’s Parish Church St. James Santee Parish Church St. James Santee Parish Veterans Memorial St. John's Church St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church St. Michael's Church St. Michael's Episcopal Church St. Paul's, Stono / St. Paul's Churchyard St. Peter's Catholic Church St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery St. Philip's Church St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Stained Dirt?! Star of the West Stede Bonnet / Richard Worley Still On Patrol Swamp Angel Sweetgrass Baskets Tabby Seawall Remnants Tales of the Tub Talos Missile Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots The A-7E Corsair II The Adventure, Trading Ketch The Benjamin DuPré House The Best Friend of Charleston The Borough Houses The Boulevard The Bowles - Legare House The Charleston Museum's Joseph Manigault House The Civil War Submarine, H.L. Hunley The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements The Colonel James English House The Columbiad The Confederate Home The Douxsaint House The Elms The Elms Plantation The F-4 Phantom Pilots The Farr House The Ferry Tract The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston The First Shot of the War of Secession The Footlight Players Workshop The Garrison Defending Fort Sumter The Gator Navy The George Ducat House The Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina The Hunley Recovery Project The Independent or Congregational Church of Charlestown The John Blake House The John Fabre Jr. House The John N. Tidemann House The Joseph Manigault House The Joseph Yates House The Julius L. Lee House The King's Highway / Coleman Boulevard The Landscape of the Enslaved The Liberty Tree The Lowcountry Seaman’s Memorial The Moses C. Levy House The Most Reverend Emmet Michael Walsh The Navy Base The Nicholas Trott House The Noyer-Wildhagen House The Old Exchange The Old Powder Magazine The Old Village The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School The Progressive Club The Railroad Comes To Charleston The Rev. John G. Drayton The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House The Salvaging of this Gun The Samuel Wainwright House The Search Goes On The Seizure of the Planter The Siege of Charleston, 1780 The Site of Carteret Bastion The Site of Colleton Bastion The Site of Craven Bastion The Site of Granville Bastion The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina The South Carolina Society The Stono Rebellion The Tavern The Two Cannons The Unitarian Church in Charleston The Unitarian Church in Charleston The Walled City of Charles Town The Whilden House / 54th Massachusetts Regiment The William Vanderhorst House Thirteen Inch Mortar This Building This is Sullivan's Island Thomas Bee's House Thomas Heyward, Jr. Thomas Lamboll House 19 King Street Thomas Legare House Thomas Lynch at Rivertowne Thomas Pinckney / St. James, Santee Thomas Rose's House Thomas Smith Thomson Park Timothy Ford's House To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Toomer- Purse House Trade, Profits and Support Traverse c.1820 Trinity Methodist Church Original Site / William Hammett Trott's Cottage U.S. Courthouse and Post Office / Briggs V. Elliott U.S. Custom House U.S. Post Office and Courthouse U.S.S. Laffey Union Heights / Howard Heights United Order of Tents Building United States Marine Hospital USS Clamagore USS Hobson Tribute USS Pollack (SSN 603) USS Haddo (SSN 604) USS Pringle (DD-477) USS Yorktown (CV~10) Vaughn Edward Kee Victory at Breach Inlet Wade Hampton Monument Wagner-Trott Building Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company Wando Pottery War of 1812 Encampment Washington Light Infantry Washington Light Infantry Monument Water for the Army William A. Giles William Aiken House William Blacklock House William Bull's House William C. McElheran House William Gibbes House William Gilmore Simms William Harvey House William Harvey House William Mills Tenement William Pinckney Shingler House William Rhett House Wilson-Sottile House Windsor Hill Plantation Windsor Hill Plantation Wooden Ships And Iron Men World War II Submarine Lost Boat Memorial Wragg Square Young-Johnson House "Storm of the Century" "The Kings Highway" “Brave & Happy Settlements” “Thunderbolt”
The town of Cheraw, located in northeastern South Carolina, was once home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the state. Many of the town's Jewish residents were merchants and peddlers who played a significant role in the economic development of the area.
Charleston County, located in the southern part of South Carolina, has a rich and storied history that dates back centuries. The area was originally home to various Native American tribes, such as the Cusabo and the Kiawah, who thrived along the coast. European exploration began in the late 16th century when Spanish, French, and English expeditions arrived.

In 1670, the English established the first permanent European settlement in the region, known as Charles Towne. The settlement quickly grew and became an important trading port, attracting colonists from England, Scotland, and Germany. By the early 18th century, Charleston had become one of the wealthiest and largest cities in the American colonies.

During the Revolutionary War, Charleston played a pivotal role as a major British stronghold. In 1780, the city was attacked and captured by British forces, leading to a period of occupation until 1782. However, Charlestonians' resilience and contributions to the war effort were crucial in gaining independence.

In the 19th century, Charleston County experienced tremendous growth and prosperity, driven by industries such as rice and indigo plantations, and later, the cotton industry. This prosperity relied heavily on enslaved African labor, leading to significant social, economic, and cultural impacts on the county. The rise of the abolitionist movement and the ensuing Civil War would later shape Charleston's history and lead to its ultimate transformation.

Today, Charleston County is a diverse and vibrant region, known for its historic charm, beautiful architecture, and thriving tourism industry. It continues to honor and preserve its rich history while embracing progress and growth in various sectors, including education, healthcare, and technology.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Charleston County, South Carolina.

  • 1670 - Charleston County established when English settlers arrive and establish Charles Town.
  • 1718 - Blackbeard the pirate is killed off the coast of Charleston County.
  • 1776 - Charleston County residents sign the South Carolina Constitution.
  • 1861 - American Civil War begins with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston County.
  • 1871 - First public school in Charleston County opens.
  • 1927 - Ravenel Bridge, connecting Charleston County to Mount Pleasant, is completed.
  • 1989 - Hurricane Hugo hits Charleston County, causing significant damage.
  • 2000 - Charleston County population reaches over 309,969 people.
  • 2015 - Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston County.