North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston is located in the eastern part in the state of South Carolina.


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North Charleston is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina with a population of 97,471 residents (2010).


About North Charleston

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

Fishing

Centre Pointe Shopping

North Charleston Convention Center Complex

North Charleston City Gallery And Gift Shop



History Of North Charleston

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 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.






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