Berkeley County, South Carolina

Berkeley County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 177,843.[1] Its county seat is Moncks Corner.[2] After two previous incarnations of Berkeley County, the current county was created in 1882.[3] Berkeley County is included in the CharlestonNorth Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

U.S. county in South Carolina
Berkeley County

Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina

South Carolina’s location within the U.S.


Country  United States
State  South Carolina
Founded 1882
Seat Moncks Corner
Largest city Goose Creek

  Total 1,229 sq mi (3,180 km2)
  Land 1,099 sq mi (2,850 km2)
  Water 130 sq mi (300 km2)  11%

  Total 177,843

  Density 140/sq mi (56/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts 1st, 6th

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Berkeley County was established in 1682. It was named after John and William Berkeley, co-owners of the Province of Carolina.[4] It became part of the Charleston District in 1769. It did not exist as a District during most of the 19th century and generally was part of the Low Country culture. In 1882, after Democrats regained control of the state legislature following the Reconstruction era, they established the current incarnation of Berkeley County, with its seat at Mount Pleasant. The county seat was moved in 1895 to Moncks Corner.[3]

The Old Berkeley County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,229 square miles (3,180 km2), of which 1,099 square miles (2,850 km2) is land and 130 square miles (340 km2) (11%) is water.[6]

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