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ALONG THE COAST
CHARLES HISTORIC DISTRICT - 1670
Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town. The Old and Historic Charleston District was the first historic district protected by local legislation.
MYRTLE BEACH - INCORPORATED 1938
Myrtle Beach became a city in 1957, when the permanent population first topped 5,000. The name comes from the wax myrtle, an abundant local shrub.
FT SUMPTER - 1861
Nearly a century of discord between North and South finally exploded in April 1861 with the bombardment of Fort Sumpter (today a National Monument).
MAGNOLIA PLANTATION - 1676
Founded by the Drayton family, it is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening it's doors to visitors in 1870.
BOONE HALL PLANTATION - 1681
Boone Hall Plantation was listed on the National Register Of Historic Places in 1983 with a boundary increase in 1994. It is a steadfast link between Colonial America, the Antebellum South and the modern Era.
MIDDLETON PLACE - 1730'S
A National Historic Landmark and home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America. Nestled along the Ashley River 110 acres in total, 65 of which are gardens.
Across the Midlands
PALMETTO GOLF CLUB - 1892
Founded by Thomas Hitchcock, a sportsman from New York. It is the oldest, continually operated eighteen hole golf course in its original location in the Southeast.
CAROLINA CUP - 1930
The inaugural Carolina Cup was run at Earnest Woodward's Springdale Race Course in Camden. It now draws over 30,000 visitors to enjoy the sport of steeplechase horse racing.
HITCHCOCK WOODS - 1939
In 1939 the Hitchcock family established a Foundation to maintain the woods. 2100 acres makes it one of the largest urban forests in the nation. National Register of Historic Places Heritage Trust preserve
In the Mountains
JOCASSEE GORGE - 1785
Named for an Oconee chief's daughter, Jocassee means "Place of the Lost One." In 1785 a treaty was signed that gave all of the "Jocassee Gorges" land area (except Northern Oconee County), to the United States.
TABLE ROCK STATE PARK - 1935
Table Rock State Park is 3,083 acres at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountain. The park includes Pinnacle Mountain, the tallest mountain totally within the state.
WADES RESTAURANT - 1947
Wade and Betty Lindsey bought a small grocery store and added a lunch counter offering meats and vegetables. 75 years in business, and three generations later they continue the legacy.