A tourist spent his entire day driving around Goose Creek confused how it came to be called “historic.” Will Parker was on his way to downtown Charleston for vacation when he saw the “Historic Goose Creek” sign at exit 205 on I-26 and decided to see what it was all about. After scouring every inch of the city, Will found nothing historically relevant whatsoever.
Will was dumbfounded why anyone would use the word “historic” to describe Goose Creek. “The only things I could find were a bunch of fast food restaurants and rundown strip malls,” he said. “I was sure I’d find some history gold here considering how close we are to the amazing history of downtown Charleston, but nope, total waste of my time.”
Goose Creek resident Tina Taylor was able to provide some details on Goose Creek’s history. “A couple years ago the Bojangle’s caught on fire,” she said. “And they filmed part of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective here. That’s about it.”
When asked about the history of Goose Creek, Lowcountry History Expert and College of Charleston Professor, Ruth Garisson said “I’m sorry, Goose what?”
It wasn’t all disappointment for Will, because he randomly stumbled upon Summerville and had a delightful time. “What a charming destination city Summerville is,” he said. “There’s a nice downtown square, plenty of classy restaurants, and a wealth of relevant history. And how about that sweet tea record?”