Moncks Corner is the county seat of Berkeley County, South Carolina with a population just over 6,000. Moncks Corner was, during colonial time, a major settlement area of French Protestant Huguenots who came to South Carolina as a result of persecution in Europe. Many Berkeley and adjacent county surnames today evidence this French influence. The Town of Moncks Corner, named for landowner Thomas Monck, dates back to 1728. It began as a trading post with a few taverns and stores. The Northeastern Railroad laid its tracks in 1856 and the train depot became the center of a new Town of Moncks Corner. Today Moncks Corner is a thriving community located adjacent to Lake Moultrie and along the Cooper River with several new subdivisions within its city limits.
Local subdivisions include, but not limited to, Pimlico, Spring Grove Plantation, Berkeley Country Club, Conifer Hall, Moss Grove, Fox Bank Plantation, Cypress Ridge, Blackstone, Oakley Point and Fairlawn Barony.
Local points of interest include Lake Moultrie, Tail Race Canal, Lyons Beach, Cypress Gardens, Mepkin Abbey, and the Old Canal State Park.
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