Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Brave & Happy Settlements”
Charles Towne, 1670-80
You are on the site of the settlement of Charles Towne. In this place, Native Americans, English, Africans and Barbadians came together to create the first successful English colony in Carolina. Interacting with each other and the land, these groups each made important contributions and shaped the history of the region.
As you walk through the park, see the places where the first settlers landed, lived and worked for the first 10 years. You’ll find archaeological sites, reconstructed fortifications, the trading ship Adventure, the crop garden, and the beautiful landscapes of Albermarle Point.
“Wee conceive this to be as healthful A place as ever was settled . . . there is lande sufficient here for some thousands of People where they may make very brave and happy setlemts.”
Ashley, 12 September 1670
“The Ayr is clear and sweet, the Country very pleasant and delightful: And we could wish, that all they that want a happy settlement, of our English Nation, were well transported thither.”
Location. 32° 48.411′ N, 79° 59.156′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is located at Charles Towne Landing. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Unique Find Brings Unanswered Questions (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Henry Woodward (about 700 feet away); Site of Old Charles Town (about 700 feet away); In Need of an Ally (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cassique of the Kiawah (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foundations of the Southern Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Foundations of the Southern Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tales of the Tub (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker contains a map of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.
Also see . . . Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.