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Today In Charleston History: February 7

1649-English Civil War

Parliament voted to abolish the English monarchy. What does this have to do with Charleston history?

Charles II

Charles II

After the beheading of Charles I, and the defeat of his army, his sons, Charles and James, were forced to flee England and live in exile for many years. After the Restoration of the throne Charles II became king of England in 1660. To reward some of the men who were instrumental in his restoration, Charles granted them the Carolina colony. 

1747

A severe frost causes the end of trying to grow oranges for profit in the lowcountry. The Orange Grove Plantation was where the present-day Citadel stands today.

2 thoughts on “Today In Charleston History: February 7

  1. I always heard there was an orange grove downtown and that is why Orange Street is named Orange Street. That the grove covered a great swath of land below Broad.

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