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Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina, 1857, zoomable map

City and port of entry. Situated on a point of land between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, at their junction, 6 miles inland from the Atlantic coast. Population in 1790, 16,359; 1800, 18,712; 1810, 24,711; 1820, 24,780; 1830, 30,289; 1840, 29,261; 1850, 43,000,... Charleston is the largest city on the Atlantic coast south of Baltimore. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)


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