Childsbury Towne Heritage Preserve
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- Point of Interest
- Scenic Observation
- No Fee
- No Camping
This heritage preserve has a short hiking trail that ends at an overlook with a spectacular view of the upper Cooper River.
Started in 1707, Childsbury and the adjacent Strawberry Landing (est. 1705) are examples of an early frontier settlement away from the Port of Charleston. The area has been described as the "apex for commerce along the Cooper River." As such, it is an important site for interpreting early contact between Native Americans, African Americans and Euro Americans. Significant features include a ferry landing, shipwrecks, homes, a tavern to serve the ferry, a racetrack, a free school, general store, and a nature trail.
Strawberry Chapel, which is a part of the original township, but is privately owned, and is not open to the public.
Hours: Dawn to duskDirections:
From Moncks Corner: Take US #17-A north, past the Tail Race Canal, then turn right onto SC #402. Go south on SC #402 a few miles, then turn right onto road #44 (Doctor Evans Road). Go south on this road for about 6 1/2 miles, then turn right at Strawberry Chapel Monument. Travel approximately one half mile to the end of the pavement, and look for the parking area.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources | 1000 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201 | (803) 734-4080