Friday, February 27, 2009

charleston, south carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is a place that is rich with our countries history. It is said to be one of most well preserved southern cities in the United States, with its oldest buildings dating back to the 1600's. It was the heart of southern trade and shipping in the colonial and Civil War days.

Market Place and Angel tree

St. Phillips Church
Charleston has been known historically for it's large variety of religions. It was one of the first colonies to welcome the French Huguenot church and has the only two remaining congregations in the United States. The skyline is peppered with steeples from the various churches which was a problem during the Revolutionary War. The British could see the steeples from the bay and would aim their cannons at them, the people of Charleston painted all the steeples black during the war so the British couldn't see them at night.
Old exchange building and Fort Sumter
Fort Sumpter is where the first shot of the Civil War was fired.
You can find more information on places to see in Charleston here.

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