Located in the southeastern part of the state of South Carolina and a town in Charleston County, Mount Pleasant sits on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway that is overlooking the Charleston Harbor and has also been linked to Charleston in the west by Cooper River. The town was originally settled in the 1690s around Jacob Motte’s plantation that serves as a resort for the inland planters. It was interesting to know that the nearby Sullivan Island was the setting for Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Gold Bug.” Mount Pleasant’s economy was based on light-industries, tourism shipyard, and the seafood industry.

Population 74,885  (53.20%)

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