History of Charleston – Fourth of the Series


Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post.

The Post and Courier is running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th Anniversary beginning in 1670 when the first settlers arrived in Charleston Harbor. We will be posting a link to the rest of the series as they become available.

To read this article, “The Call of Oyster Point Attracted Settlers to Peninsula,” the fourth article in the series, click here.

To read the previous articles:

  • Click here for the first article “350 Years Ago, Charleston’s First Settlers Carved a New Colony in a Pristine Wilderness.”
  • Click here. for the second article “Early Days of Charles Town Could Drive a Settler To Drink.”
  • Click here for the third article “Slavery Comes to New World as Settlers Adopt Name Charleston.”

Tidelines Editors

(Image credit: Provided to P&C and is an image from a 1777 map showing the peninsula of Charleston fortified by palmetto logs.)