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Ashley River – Charleston, South Carolina


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The Ashley River winds through South Carolina’s Lowcountry and eventually joins the Cooper River to form the Charleston Harbor.

Oak on the Ashley River

Larry Gleason of Aiken © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The river was the first designated South Carolina Scenic River in the Lowcountry. The Ashley River was named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, who was Earl of Shaftesbury in the 1600s and one of South Carolina‘s eight Lords Proprietors. He was also an important philosopher of his time.

Special thanks to Larry Gleason of Aiken, who captured this shot while visiting Magnolia Plantation near Charleston.

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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Ashley River, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


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One Comment about Ashley River

BasilNo Gravatar says:
June 28th, 2011 at 4:13 am

Nice I want to see more!






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