Many folks in the Lowcountry of South Carolina are keenly aware of the Cooper River which meets the Ashley River at the Charleston Harbor. But few of them realize the importance of the Cooper during Colonial times. It served as an essential path of transportation for both people and goods beginning in the 1600s. And in the very early 1700s what is now but a ghost town in South Carolina sprang up along its banks near what is now Moncks Corner.

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Did you realize the Cooper River was the site of this old ghost town in South Carolina? If you love this hidden historical gem along the river, then you should definitely read about the ruins of an old rice mill located less than a mile downstream and also on the banks of the river!

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