Much of Charleston, South Carolinaâ€™s unique ante-bellum charm is owed to its unique location and role in United States history. British colonists founded Charleston in 1670, and, in the following centuries, the port city grew considerably as a shipping hub for rice, cotton and indigo. During the Civil War, the Union navy bombarded the harbor, economically crippling the city. Because they lacked the resources to completely rebuild the city, Charleston residents used their limited capital to repair the damaged buildings, which preserved early American architectural styles for generations to come. Roughly 4.51 million tourists from all around the world journey to Charleston every year to enjoy the unique historical architectural wonders of the past, generating $3.22 billion in revenue for the city.
After the construction of the Navy Yard at the turn of the 20th century, Charleston became a major industrial center, which fueled its development into the modern age. Today, Charleston houses over 125,000 citizens, over 25,000 of which moved there in the last decade. For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named #1 U.S. City by the Conde Nast Travelerâ€™s Readers Choice Awards. Charleston is also a major center for golf, housing 20 different championship courses. In 2012, Charleston even hosted the PGA championship.
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If you are in need of legal representation in South Carolina, you can count on the law offices of the Columbia-based Proffitt & Cox, LLP. Our legal team has dedicated their professional career to assisting individuals and their families to get their lives back on track after serious injuries, car accidents, industrial accidents and medical malpractice. For more information about how we can assist in your particular case, do not hesitate to contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our South Carolina injury lawyers, call our officeÂ locally at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533.
[Did You Know: According to the SC Barbeque Association, BBQ-style cooking originated in the islands off the coast of Charleston 500 years ago.]
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