First Permanent Colony in SC

In 1670, the first permanent English settlement in South Carolina was established at Albemarle Point. Many of the original settlers came from Barbados, including the new governor, William Sayle. A year before, in 1669, prospective settlers including John Locke wrote the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, which served as an early form of government for the Carolina colony. In 1680, the colony moved to Charles Town, which later became Charleston.  Today this is the location of Charlestowne Landing State Historic Site.