Charles Towne founded by English colonists.
Thomas Gadsden, Christopher's father, purchased land now known as Gadsdenboro & Ansonborough.
Thomas lost land in poker match to Captain George Anson.
Charles Towne becoming most critical port in North America.
Christopher Gadsden purchased 15 acres of high land now known as Gadsdenboro.
Gadsden began using the pen name “Homespun Free-man,” which was a call for colonists to dress in blue homespun clothing, rather than imported black cloth.
Gadsden completed building his 840 foot wharf, the largest undertaken by one man in America.
Upon Congress declaring America’s freedom, Christopher gathered people under the Liberty Tree for a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Gadsden captured by British troops and sent to prison in St. Augustine, Florida.
City was reborn as Charleston.
South Carolina became eighth state in America.
Gadsden was one of seven men chosen to elect George Washington as the nation’s first President.