The Oldest Town In South Carolina That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

Most natives know that Charleston, now the second largest city in the state, is the oldest “town” in South Carolina. It’s a place that’s changed and grown in leaps and bounds especially in the last quarter of a century. But one thing remains constant. It’s a city people have been flocking to since the first settlement was established on the west bank of the Ashley River in 1670. Another constant: Charleston residents are proud of the history of their home.

Here’s a look at some key areas, places and things in the city that are the oldest in town:

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In the last year, Charleston has been repeatedly making travel news headlines. Recently named the Best City in America as well as the Friendliest City in the World, this big city got its start as a small town on the west bank of the Ashley River and has been a melting pot for new residents since then. In the last 25 years, the population of the city proper has grown by nearly 33 percent.

It’s easy to see why this “town” in South Carolina has been so very popular from the beginning. Have you been to Charleston? We’d love to know and to see your photos in our comments on Facebook!