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Frontier expansion in British colonial South Carolina was predicated upon the exploitation of diverse indigenous economic resources and staple crop production. The successful exportation of these inland commodities to world markets depended upon . access to a reliable bulk transportation system of interior rivers and roads. Commercial centers, in the form of centrally located settlements, were established for the transshipment of these products and the importation of finished goods. Socially, these settlements provided many needs for an area's population. Strawberry Ferry and Childsbury Towne - - constructed, established, and supported by elite residents along the western branch of the Cooper River - - were designed to take advantage of socioeconomic opportunities vested in the control of two major arteries of trade and commerce along the Carolina frontier.
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Strawberry Ferry, Childsbury Towne, Berkeley County, Cooper River, South Carolina, Archeology
Barr, William B., "Strawberry Ferry (38K1723) and Childsbury Towne (38K1750): A Socio-Economic Enterprise on the Western Branch of the Cooper River, St. John's Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina" (1996). Research Manuscript Series. 208.