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Encyclopedia > French Quarter (Charleston)

The French Quarter of Charleston, South Carolina, is the region bounded by Broad Street, Market Street, East Bay Street, and Meeting Street. It was settled as part of the original Grande Modell of Charles Towne in 1680. It is famous for its art galleries; it also has many restaurants and places of commerce as well as a waterfront park. Motto: Fedes Mores Juraque Curat Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Founded Incorporated 1670   County Berkeley and Charleston Counties Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Official language(s) English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density...

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Charleston, South Carolina is many things to many people, a place where resort living is synonymous with urban living; where the past and present are alive simultaneously.
Charleston’s French Quarter is a fluid area which roughly extends from the intersection of East Bay and Queen streets.
The distinction of “French Quarter” was bestowed on the area in 1973 in recognition of the neighborhoods French heritage.
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