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.
Larry Gleason © 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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