A TIMELINE OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

By Tim Lambert

1670

Charleston is founded

18th Century Cardiff

c. 1713

Powder Magazine is built

1718

The pirate Blackbeard blockades Charleston

1742

Drayton Hall is built

1755

Middleton Place House is built

1761

St. Michael's Episcopal Church is built

1770

The College of Charleston is founded

1771

The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon is built

1772

Heyward-Washington House is built

1773

Charleston Museum is founded

1780-82

The British occupy Charleston

1786

Charleston golf club is founded

1787

Charleston Unitarian Church is completed

19th Century Cardiff

1800

Charleston is a town of about 20,000

1803

Joseph Manigault House is built

1808

Nathaniel Russell House is built

1811

Second Presbyterian Church is dedicated

c. 1820

Aiken-Rhett House is built

1824

Medical University of South Carolina opens

1825

The Edmondston-Alston House is built

1837

Whitepoint Garden becomes a public park

1841

Charleston City Market is built

1843

The Military College of South Carolina opens

1845

The Huguenot Church is dedicated

1846

Grace Church Cathedral is dedicated

1850

The population of Charleston is nearly 50,000

1861

In April Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter. In December a fire devastates the town.

1865

In February Charleston surrenders to union forces

1870

Magnolia Gardens opens to the public

1876

Calhoun Mansion is built

1886

Charleston is hit by an earthquake

20th Century Charleston

1900

Charleston has a population of over 55,000

1901

Charleston Naval Shipyard opens

1905

Gibbes Museum of Art is founded

1917

Charleston NAACP is founded

1937

Dock Street Theatre opens

1938

Old Slave Mart becomes a museum. Charleston is hit by 3 tornadoes

1981

Citadel Mall opens

1996

Charleston Naval Shipyard closes

21st Century Charleston

2000

H. L. Hunley submarine is raised. South Carolina Aquarium opens.

2005

Arthur Ravenel Bridge opens

2017

The population of Charleston is 134,000

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