South Carolina, Charleston Guide (B): Historic District - The Boroughs of Charleston

Historic District - The Boroughs of Charleston
The Boroughs Is Made Up of Several Smaller Neighborhoods, or Boroughs:

- Radcliffeborough: Originally farmland purchased and surveyed in 1786 by Thomas Radcliffe. Today, you can enjoy strolling through the residential streets.
- Ansonborough: The original walled city of Charleston in the 1700s. Over the years this area became nationally known for its outstanding neighborhood rehabilitation.
- Cannonborough: Once the site of numerous colonial lumber mills, now an inviting downtown address.
- Elliotborough: A mix of antebellum and Victorian-era houses. It sits on the site of Charleston’s front lines of defense during the Revolutionary War.
- Wraggborough: Also known as the Garden District, currently undergoing it’s own sort of revival.

William Rhett House - 54 Hasell Street Circa 1712

This is probably Charleston’s oldest existing private residence, built by Col. William Rhett around 1712. Rhett came to South Carolina in 1698 and quickly became a successful military leader. He was known as the “Scourge of the Pirates,” allegedly responsible for bringing both Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet to justice. He is buried in the St. Philip’s Graveyard on Church Street. The exterior of the house has been greatly altered over the years and is now privately owned. Private.

Middleton-Pinckney House - 14 George Street Circa 1807

Construction on the house began in 1796 under the guidance of Mrs. Frances Motte Middleton. A year later Mrs. Middleton remarried and ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Historic District - The Boroughs of Charleston
Guide Location: USA » Charleston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: William Rhett House   Middleton-Pinckney House   Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church   St. Matthew’s German Lutheran Church   Marion Square Public Park   The Old Citadel   Joseph Manigault House   Charleston Museum   Aiken Rhett House   Charleston Maritime Center   South Carolina Aquarium   The Charleston Market   Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry   Design District   Hominy Grill   Jestine’s   Pane E Vino  
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