March 7, 2017

A South Carolina chronology, 1497-1992 by George C. Rogers

By George C. Rogers

Describes the valuable occasions occuring within the background of the Palmetto kingdom from 1497-1970.

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The Lords Proprietors ordered the site of the settlement to be moved from Albemarle Point to Oyster Point, which lay at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, and to be named Charles Town. 1680 The estimated population of the colony, excluding tribal Indians, was 1,200 including approximately 200 blacks. April 30. The first group of Huguenots arrived at Oyster Point in the Richmond. 1681 A Congregational church was formed by the dissenters in Charles Town. 1682 St. Philip's congregation organized with its first church erected at the current site of St.

Only four white Carolinians lost their lives, but Spanish territories were seriously weakened. Page 17 May 5. Payment was made for a Sword of State which was used by Proprietary, Royal, and State governments until it disappeared in 1941. 1705 September 29. On this date Parliament placed rice on the list of enumerated goods, which meant that all rice being shipped to Europe must pass through an English port. 1706 August. Despite an epidemic of yellow fever, Governor Sir Nathaniel Johnson and Colonel William Rhett repulsed an attack on Charles Town by French and Spanish forces marching from Bulls Bay to the Wando River.

1748 The English Parliament granted a six-pence-perpound bounty to the producers of Carolina indigo. February 17, 18. The temperature fell to ten degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest day in Charles Town Page 31 in the eighteenth century. The intense cold killed the orange trees which many believed could grow in Carolina. June 21. The Assembly lowered the maximum legal interest on debts from 10 to 8 percent. December 28. The Charles Town Library Society was organized on this date; it was incorporated by the province on May 8, 1754.

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