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Moncks Corner has been a crossroads for commerce since the colonial days of South Carolina. Transportation up the Cooper River and roads to interior communities made us thrive by connecting the Lowcountry to the backcountry of the colony. These connections placed Moncks Corner in the crosshairs of battles throughout the Revolutionary War. Local patriots led by Francis Marion – the Swamp Fox of the Revolution – would fight British forces throughout the war, ultimately leading to Patriot victory at Yorktown.
After the Revolution, Moncks Corner continued to thrive as a place of commerce. The Old Santee Canal gave way to the railroad, creating a bustling downtown while preserving the Town’s important role in facilitating transportation throughout South Carolina.
It was here that Santee Cooper built an energy empire that has powered South Carolina from the Great Depression to this day. The result is stunning Lake Moultrie that abuts Moncks Corner offering recreational amenities unmatched in other communities in the state.
We are a place where our relationship to the outdoors in unrivaled. Hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding abound in the forests, lakes, and streams that surround us. It is this stunning setting – the true Lowcountry feel – that defines us.
Today we remain a tight-knit community. We rally around our high school. We celebrate the seasons and holidays with parades and celebrations. We had the vision to build a recreation complex in the heart of downtown that brings people together.
As we look into the future, we strive to maintain the feel that makes us unique. We are the embodiment of the Lowcountry way of life – relaxed, comfortable, and connected to our stunning setting. We maintain our hometown feel – friendly, welcoming, and warm. We encourage you to discover our history, explore our outdoors, and experience a downtown reinventing itself. We invite you to reconnect with what it means to be a true community.
We are Moncks Corner, South Carolina, the Lowcountry’s Hometown.