Why is Charleston called The Holy City?

Posted By Gracen Tilton @ May 20th 2021 4:41pm In: Charleston SC Real Estate

If you are lucky enough to get to see Charleston from the water, you will understand why it is called the Holy City. Church steeples dot the skyline and offer a visual glimpse into the cities past. Since the 1700s, Charleston has been believed to be called the “Holy City” due to it's religious tolerance + of its abundance of churches. 

Today, the city's skyline is defined by over 400 church steeples, many of which are different religions that are practiced around town. Not only does this city boast dozens of church steeples, but it’s also home to plenty of historic synagogues. Throughout history, people from all over the world flocked to Charleston for religious diversity and freedom, so you’ll find several different denominations & congregations across town. 

Gracen Tilton | Marshall Walker Real Estate | 582 Rutledge Avenue | operations@marshallwalker.com | 803-549-6318 


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