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St Johns Lutheran Church

St. Johns Lutheran Church

While staying at The Elliott House Inn take a short walk through the graveyard of St. Johns Lutheran Church. Dating back to 1742, St. Johns Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran Church in the state of South Carolina. Charleston had a growing population of German immigrants in part because of the union between King George

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Posted on November 27, 2013
Quaker Cemetery Gates - Charleston, SC

Charleston’s Quaker Cemetery Gates

Charleston is known as the “Holy City” because there are more houses of worship per square foot than anywhere in the United States. The Quakers were just one of many religious sects that came to Charleston in 1681. They were granted land at present day Queen and King Street by Quaker Governor Archdale. In 1838,

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Posted on November 19, 2013
The Charleston City Market - Charleston, SC

The Charleston City Market

Charleston City Market was granted its current land in the latter part of the 1700s by the Pinckney family. The stipulation was that it would be a produce, poultry, beef market, and that no slaves were ever to be sold on the grounds. The misnomer of being called the "Slave Market" was because slaves came

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Posted on November 11, 2013
The attack of Fort Wagner - Charleston, SC

Fort Wagner & Fort Sumter – Charleston, SC

The battle of Fort Wagner occurred on July 18, 1863, seven days after an unsuccessful assault on the Confederate fortress.  The Union sent the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, an all African American troop led by Colonel Shaw and popularized in the 1989 movie Glory. This was the fourth time during the Civil War that African Americans

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Posted on November 4, 2013