Welcome to Charleston County South Carolina
 Genealogy Research












 
 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Charleston County S.C. ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc
     
  
  
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   Charleston County Data




 
 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.  Charles Town played a major role in the slave
 trade, which laid the foundation for the city's size and wealth.  The city also played a large role during the Golden Age of
 Piracy.  Despite its size, it remained unincorporated throughout the colonial period; its government was handled directly by a
 colonial legislature and a governor sent by London, UK.  Election districts were organized according to Anglican parishes,
 and some social services were managed by Anglican wardens and vestries.  Charleston adopted its present spelling with its
 incorporation as a city in 1783 at the close of the Revolutionary War. 

 


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