Charleston Caribbean Connection marks 350 years.

The year 2020 will mark 350 years since the first ship, the Carolina traveling from the Caribbean island of Barbados landed at Albemarle Point in Charleston, South Carolina and created the first town known as Charles Town.

Ten years after the first settlers arrived, a more favorable site for the town was desired. A point between the Cooper and Ashley rivers was chosen, and this Charlestown was re-founded in 1680, on the peninsular where it remains today. In 1782 at the end of the British occupation the name was changed to Charleston.

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