Introduction to North Charleston, South Carolina
North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston county, is 171 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is conveniently located inside the Charleston - North Charleston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 79,641 people in North Charleston.
North Charleston History
North Charleston developed as a planned industrial community in the early 1900s. E.P. Burton Lumber Company was the first industry established in this area. The United States Navy Yard was completed in 1901. It was incorporated as a city on June 12, 1972. On July 3, 1976, North Charleston became the third largest city of South Carolina with 20 churches and a shopping mall with 62 stores.
North Charleston and nearby Attractions
- Riverfront Park
- Charleston Museum
- South Carolina Aquarium
- Congressional Medal of Honor Museum
- Slave Mart Museum
- James Island County Park
Things To Do In North Charleston
North Charleston is home to a number of parks and open spaces including Danny Jones Park, Swamp Park, Woodahl Park, Hillsdale Park, Filbin Creek, Tillman Park, and Liberty Hill Park. One can also visit the Charleston Museum, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Children's Museum of the Low Country, and Citadel Archives & Museum. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Liberty Mall Shopping Cente, Northrivers Market Shopping Center, North Charleston Shopping Center, Brentwood Shopping Center, Otranto Plaza Shopping Center, and Pepperhill Square Shopping Center.
North Charleston Transportation
Charleston AFB/International Airport is near the city.
North Charleston Higher Education
Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical College are nearby.