Charleston SC

32°47'N 79°56'W

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Charleston SC

Charleston, the largest city and port in South Carolina, is at the confluence of Cooper and Ashley Rivers. The distance from the end of the jetties to the southernmost wharves at Charleston is about 7 miles. The city is a center of a rich agricultural district for which it is the distributing point. Numerous manufacturing plants are in and near the city. The principal wharves are along the west bank of Cooper River and the east bank of the Wando River. Imports are building cement, plywood, wool, bananas, nonferrous ores, chemicals, fertilizer, frozen meats, automobiles, steel products, naval stores and petroleum products. Exports are soybeans, clay, paper products, corn, woodpulp, lumber, heavy machinery, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, automobiles and general cargo.

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