Charleston is a unique 300-year-old city with a fascinating historic tradition as an 18th-century seaport and business center and location of the initial moments of the Civil War.
Today there is some small industry, but major industries and the old seaport are gone.
The area is supported by tourism and is known as a good place for small business.
To the northwest lie features of a typical southern city, with areas of magnolia-lined streets, older homes, and commercial buildings, mixed in with some less attractive and impoverished areas.
Those used to typical downtown skyscrapers won’t find them here.
Up the rivers of the eastern coastal plain lived about a dozen tribes of Siouan background.