King Charles II of England gave the Carolina territory to eight loyal friends then collectively known as the “Lords Proprietor” in 1663. Their first Carolina settlement was “Charles Town” named after King Charles which would later be shortened to “Charleston”.
Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town, honoring King Charles II of England. Its initial location at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River (now Charles Towne Landing) was abandoned in 1680 for its present site, which became the fifth-largest city in North America within ten years.
Chucktown: As Charleston was originally founded as Charles Town (to honor King Charles II of England) and Chuck is a common alias for Charles, this nickname is a logical one. River City: Located at the confluence of three rivers (the Broad, Saluda, and Congaree), this Columbia nickname is a given.
North Charleston is a separate city from Charleston, similar to the relation of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some parts aren't as safe as the city itself. The suburban islands of Mt. ... Not all areas of North Charleston are bad, but if you don't know your way around it's better you don't take a chance.Feb 9, 2017
After a siege that began on April 2, 1780, Americans suffer their worst defeat of the revolution on this day in 1780, with the unconditional surrender of Major General Benjamin Lincoln to British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton and his army of 10,000 at Charleston, South Carolina.