It adopted its present spelling with its incorporation as a city in 1783 at the close of the Revolutionary War.
Endemic bouts of yellow fever and malaria influenced the removal of the state government to Columbia in 1788, although the port remained among the 10 largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census.
The only major American city to have a majority-enslaved population, Antebellum Charleston was controlled by a militarized oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 18 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons.
The Confederates burned the town prior to its evacuation but continued demand for the area's cotton and rice, along with growing industry and a large military presence, saw it through Reconstruction.
Alumni have achieved prominence in such diverse fields as military and government service, science and engineering, education, literature, business, the medical and legal professions, and theology.
The Citadel's legacy of service to the State of South Carolina and our Nation is a tradition of which its founding fathers would be justly proud.
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Origins of The Citadel The original site of The Citadel was on what is now Marion Square in the City of Charleston.
During the Revolutionary War, a fortification known as a "Horn works" was established in the vicinity of Marion Square.
Only about 25 minutes from downtown Charleston, it is a great spot for a quick walk on the beach -- and you’ll be back just in time for dinner. Take a tour and learn all about the rich history of the site, where President Washington greeted locals, assemblies were held in the 18th century and a prison operated during the American Revolution.
Located in Marion Square, the Charleston Farmers Market is open every Saturday from early April through mid-December.