Visit Dorchester, A South Carolina Ghost Town That’s Great For An Autumn Day Trip
South Carolina is rife with little-known and unprotected historic places to explore – if you know how and where to find them. But few ghost towns are as well-preserved or protected as the abandoned town of Dorchester, found on the Ashley River just outside of Summerville. Dorchester was first settled one hundred years before the start of the Revolutionary War and it thrived for many decades after the close of the war.
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Check it out, you won’t be disappointed by this extraordinary historic site of one of South Carolina’s oldest settlements.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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