Cool Facts:

It’s easy to understand the nickname Holy City from the many picturesque steeples that punctuate its distinctive skyline. The peninsula land was once called “Oyster Point” because of the mounds of opened and discarded oyster shells left there by the Kiawah Indians. Early settlers  landed on a promising location they christened Albemarle Point in April 1670. The Proprietors soon flattered their king, Charles II, by insisting the settlement be named Charles Town in his honor. With a rich 300 year history, Charleston today is America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasure. Its appeal has been described as a “living museum.”

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