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The Charlestowne neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina is a small area which is largely residential. Family style homes here range in value and in size. The area covers a small radius, and is bordered by several smaller neighborhoods. Charlestowne is considered to be one of the oldest unofficial neighborhoods located in Charleston, South Carolina. The neighborhood took its name from the original name of the town, adopted in 1670. The present shortened name of Charleston was adopted in 1783.
The highlight of this neighborhood is the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Located at the birthplace of the Carolinas colony, this park was completely refurbished in 2006. This historic site includes an interactive museum, a zoo and the historic Legare-Waring House, originally a simple two-story cottage built in the 1840s. In 1865, the home served as a shelter for the Parker and Legare families. In the 1950s, the home was refurbished in the style of current plantation homes. It was expanded to three times the original size. In the 1980s it became the residence of the South Carolina governer. The site also includes biking and walking trails and visitors have the opportunity to visit one area of the site that includes a cannon firing program put on by guides in period costumes.
The Charlestowne neighborhood is technically part of the smaller suburb of Charleston known as West Ashley. There are several sub-divisions in the area including Orange Grove Estates, Charlestowne I, II and III. The neighborhood is served by the Charleston Academy, Montesorri and the Charleston County schools.