Other cities in the 843 area code include: Florence, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Bluffton, Okatie, Longs, North Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, Moncks Corner, Georgetown, Bennettsville, Hartsville, Marion, Lake City, Dillon, Darlington, Cheraw, Walterboro, Hollywood, Hardeeville, Mullins, Isle Of Palms, Ridgeland, Kingstree, Andrews, Pageland, Loris, Mc Coll, Saint George, Timmonsville, Sullivans Island, Johnsonville, Saint Stephen, Chesterfield, Latta, Awendaw, Pamplico, Turbeville, Lamar, Cottageville, Jefferson, Mc Bee, Clio, Lake View, Scranton, Aynor, Galivants Ferry, Harleyville, Society Hill, Bonneau, Salters, Olanta, Mc Clellanville, Greeleyville, Patrick, Ruby, Bethune, Blenheim, Pawleys Island, Jamestown, Lodge, Cordesville, Cross, Edisto Island, Gresham, Hamer, Hemingway, Huger, Murrells Inlet, Nichols, Pineville, Ruffin, Saint Helena Island, Summerville, and Yemassee.
Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 132,609 in 2015. The population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, was counted by the 2015 estimate at 727,689—the third-largest in the state—and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.Charleston was founded as Charles Town—honoring King Charles II of England —in 1670. Its initial location at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River (now Charles Towne Landing) was abandoned in 1680 for its present site, which became the 5th-largest city in North America within 10 years. Despite its size, it remained unincorporated throughout the colonial period; its government was handled directly by the state legislature and by its Anglican parish wardens and vestries. It adopted its present spelling with its incorporation as a city in 1783 at the close of the Revolutionary War. Endemic bouts of yellow fever and malaria influenced the removal of the state government to Columbia in 1788, although the port remained among the 10 largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. The only major American city to have a majority- enslaved population, Antebellum Charleston was controlled by a militarized oligarchy of white planters and merchants who successfully forced the federal government to revise its 1828 and 1832 tariffs during the Nullification Crisis and launched the Civil War by seizing the Arsenal, Castle Pinckney, and Fort Sumter from their federal garrisons. The Confederates burned the town prior to its evacuation but continued demand for the area's cotton and rice, along with growing industry and a large military presence, saw it through Reconstruction.Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including "America's Most Friendly [City]" by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and in 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also "the most polite and hospitable city in America" by Southern Living magazine. In 2016, Charleston was ranked the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure.
Johns Island, also spelled John's Island, is an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, and is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. Johns Island is bordered by the Wadmalaw, Seabrook, Kiawah, Edisto, Folly, and James islands; the Stono and Kiawah rivers separate Johns Island from its border islands. It is the fourth largest island on the US east coast, surpassed only by Long Island, Mount Desert Island, and Martha's Vineyard. Johns Island is 84 square miles (220 km 2) in area, with a population of 14,000 people.Johns Island was named after Saint John Parish in Barbados by the first settlers to the island.
North Charleston is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, with incorporated areas in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. On June 12, 1972, the city of North Charleston incorporated and was the ninth-largest city in South Carolina. As of the 2010 Census, North Charleston had a population of 97,471, growing to an estimated population of 108,304 in 2015, and with a current area of more than 76.6 square miles (198.5 km 2). As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for use by the U.S. Census Bureau and other U.S. Government agencies for statistical purposes only, North Charleston is included within the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston urban area. North Charleston is one of the state's major industrial centers and is the state's top city in gross retail sales.
The 843 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in Eastern Daylight Time is 4:10 PM on Apr 20, 2021.