Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston – nicknamed the Holy City, is South Carolina’s oldest and largest city. It boasts some of the most beautiful antebellum architecture in the nation, not least also some of the friendliest people in our great nation.
The city was founded in 1670, named after King Charles II, it was governed by a governor sent by the Crown and its colonial legislature was elected by districts organized according to Anglican parishes.
The city was nicknamed the “Holy City” as it was known for its religious tolerance for its time. The colonial city had always allowed Protestants of various denominations, Catholics and Jews free worship, and today it is reflected in the numerous historical houses of worship it boasts.
The city’s French quarter flourished in the city’s antebellum days, and today is popular among tourists, and foodies.
Speaking of hauntings…not that we are huge believers in that stuff, but if there was a place that should be haunted, it would be Charleston. The city, beautiful in all its glory also has a darker past. Slavery featured prominently in its history, it was one of a few places in the Pre-Civil War south that had a slave population outnumbering the whites. The Civil War devastated its architecture and killed many residents.
Being one of the oldest cities in the United States, it should be expected that Brothers of the Craft would establish itself here.