A view of Charleston, South Carolina, as seen from the water.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: after Charleston, S.C.: see Charleston
Origin: after Charles II of England: see Prince Charlesseaport in S.C.: pop. 97,000
Origin: after the founder's father, Charlescapital of W.Va., in the W part: pop. 53,000
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- A city of southeast South Carolina northeast of Savannah. Charleston has been a major commercial and cultural center since colonial times. Population: 108,000.
- The capital and largest city of West Virginia, in the west-central part of the state. The city grew around the site of Fort Lee in the late 1780s. Population: 50,800.
Origin: After Charleston1, South Carolina.
Charleston - Cultural Definition
Two cities in the South: one a port city in southeastern South Carolina, the other the capital of West Virginia.
A fast-paced dance, with elaborate arm movements, that became a craze in the United States during the 1920s.