In 1895 the Marine Hospital building was occupied by the Jenkins Orphanage, founded for black children in 1891 by the Reverend Daniel J. Jenkins, a black Baptist minister. Read the Entry »

Travelers from Charlotte, North Carolina, call Marion “that pretty little town we go through on the way to the beach.” Read the Entry »

Marion County was named to honor General Francis Marion, the Revolutionary War hero whose camp was hidden deep in its swamps. Read the Entry »

After the war a penniless Marion, whose plantation had been ruined, was awarded a gold medal, a full Continental colonelcy, and command of Fort Johnson in Charleston harbor. Read the Entry »

Marion made his debut with the Cardinals on April 16, 1940, and was their regular shortstop from 1940 to 1950. Read the Entry »

Completed in 1841, Market Hall was one of several monumental buildings that arose along Meeting Street in Charleston during the 1830s and early 1840s. Read the Entry »

Marlboro County was formed on March 12, 1785, and named for John Churchill, first duke of Marlborough. Read the Entry »

Maroon activities and slave uprisings were the most militant form of black resistance to slavery, although historians have paid little attention to the history of maroons in the United States. Read the Entry »

Formed in 1971, the Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) laced its rock and roll with doses of country, blues, and jazz, selling millions of albums in the 1970s and 1980s and influencing acts such as Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels, and Kid Rock. Read the Entry »

During the Civil War, Marshlands served as headquarters of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Read the Entry »