The OMB defines the area as comprising Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, an area with 799,636 residents in the 2020 census. Principal cities include Charleston, North Charleston, and Summerville.
|2020 Census Population||2020 Census Population 408,235|
Charleston is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston metropolitan area.
The Lowcountry region of South Carolina including Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, and Orangeburg Counties.
Charleston is believed to be called the “Holy City” because of its history of religious tolerance + abundant places of worship. Today, the city skyline is defined by over 400 church steeples and many different religions are practiced around town.
However, that does make Charleston more popular and more touristy- so if you're looking to relax and escape bigger crowds, Savannah is your best bet. Both have an extensive history, beaches nearby, and plantations to visit (though Charleston has more beaches and more plantations).
The city's many churches date back to it's founding as the colony of Charles Towne in 1670. The colony was established on the basic principles of religious tolerance. From Episcopal to Baptist, Quaker to Jewish, Charleston had, and still has, a little bit of everything.
The term “Low Country” was originally coined to include all of the state below the Fall Line, or the Sandhills (the ancient sea coast) which run the width of the state from Aiken County to Chesterfield County. The area above the Sandhills was known as the Up Country and the area below was known as the Low Country.
Pee Dee. The Pee Dee region of South Carolina is the northeastern corner of the state. It is the area of the lower watershed of the Pee Dee River, named after the Pee Dee Native American tribe. Its center is Florence.
The PeeDee region of South Carolina including Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg Counties.
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the Holy City
Charleston's nickname is the Holy City. There are a lot of rumors as to how the city got its name. Legend has it that it was given the nickname by a fond admirer of the city. Regardless of the name's origin, it stuck.
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In 1995, South Carolina's General Assembly determined that since tea is the "world's most popular beverage" – besides water, of course – it should serve as the state hospitality beverage. Act Number 31 was soon ratified, making this an official symbol of our state.
According to the South Carolina code, it is perfectly legal on Sunday morning to sell tobacco, light bulbs, souvenirs, as well as hosiery and undergarments. You know — all the things you might need after a particularly eventful Saturday night.
Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. by state 2019. New Hampshire is currently the state with the highest per capita alcohol consumption in the United States.
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