Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Originally a trading post on the southeast corner of the massive Mitton Plantation, Moncks Corner has grown into a thriving community with a rich and storied past tied largely to the dense marshes and the people who have lived in and around them. Now the county seat of Berkeley County, Moncks Corner was settled in large part by French Protestant Huguenots, who came to South Carolina to … [Read more...]

North Charleston, South Carolina

With a growing reputation as one of South Carolina's latest boom towns, North Charleston has proven to be an excellent place to live and visit. Split between three counties, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester, just north of the city of Charleston, the area was comprised mostly of plantations prior to the Civil War. The area eventually was subdivided into smaller farms, and phosphate … [Read more...]

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is rated the fifth most popular vacation destination in the United States, and it surely must rank in the top five among places to spend the rest of your life. If it doesn't yet, it eventually will. Visit the city once and you'll discover that it pulls at your heartstrings like no other place in the country. Is it the delightful year-round climate? The almost-European feel of … [Read more...]

Goose Creek, South Carolina

Goose Creek, South Carolina, located northwest of Charleston along the Cooper River and sandwiched between the towns of Hanahan and Moncks Corner, ranks among South Carolina's larger cities, with a population of more than 30,000. Although no definitive archives exist to explain the origin of the city's name, historians suspect the winding, meandering curves of a nearby tributary of the Cooper, … [Read more...]

Summerville, South Carolina

Located amid thick pine forests 30 miles inland from the South Carolina coast, 18th century Summerville was a vacation spot for Charlestonians seeking relief from the oppressive summer humidity and tormenting swarms of mosquitoes. In the 21st century, a combination of affordable housing, excellent schools and numerous recreational alternatives has made this small city one of the best places to … [Read more...]