Tourist Really Confused About “Historic” Goose Creek

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?”

13 Comments on "Tourist Really Confused About “Historic” Goose Creek"

  1. Charlie Smith | May 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm |

    St. James Goose Creek and the incredibly important folks buried in her churchyard are worth the trip any day!

  2. Oh my goodness. Goose Creek is very, very historic. Mayor Heitzler has written two books about the history. During the Colonial Period, Goose Creek was home to many prominent plantation owners and government movers and shakers. The Cherokee trail, numerous large plantations, Yemassee War, One of the few standing Colonial chapels of ease, pirates, the radical Goose Creek men to name just a few of the rich Goose Creek history. Unfortunately, not many sites are public. Go to the library and read the books. Dr. Heitzler used to have seminars every month or so. Call GC city hall to see if he still has them. You will be surprised.

  3. Goose Creek is VERY historic. It is because of Goose Creek and the early settlers like the Middleton’s and many Huguenots that went against the 8 proprietors and the English in the city and had SC/NC split into 2 states and took the colonies from a propriety rule to a royal rule. It was the first revolution on US soil and it was a bloodless one that succeeded. That is just one of the so many historic things that Goose Creek played a huge role in the growing of the colony of SC. There have been 2 great books that have been written by Goose Creek’s mayor that have incredible information in them.

  4. Elizajane | May 17, 2017 at 8:52 am |

    I feel as though the satire this site provides is sadly lost on some of the good folks who comment. We call it hysterical Goose Creek.

  5. As a tourist attraction there really isn’t any place to visit. Like historic homes. The oaks is only one I can think of. The chapel is off the beaten path and it’s not advertised. This guy was looking for places to visit and there isn’t any.

  6. Sandra Gray | May 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm |

    That’s South Carolina for you. RICH in history and beauty. Love my South Carolina and her SWEET TEA. YUMMMMMM.

  7. Some folks just don’t understand sarcastic humor.

  8. But what IS the purpose of the I26 sign, if not to direct you to see some historical site(s)? I don’t think it’s very meaningful to tourists if they can’t find anything historical off the exit…. Everyplace in the country has “history” – so why did SC spend $$ on a big sign???

  9. donald alllegood | May 19, 2017 at 12:05 am |

    How can anyone ignore the rich history of the”Corner” in Goose Creek? It’s mostly gone now. All the bars that lined the unincorporated section across the street from Wendy’s.Mayors dancing with prostitutes with mops on their heads and the sons of presidential candidates finding companionship on the road,The sheriff who went to jail who was pardoned by Clinton. Seems like yesterday

  10. Readers struggle to find old issues of “historical” fauxcountry news at local library. “Does this go back any further than 2015?” asked Derrik Dumbrosia. “Is this a French news site? I had to look up “faux” because it looked a little like “Fox” News to me.”

  11. Tom grimsley | May 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm |

    My name is Thomas Grimsley and I am born and raised in Goose Creek. I love it.

  12. Too bad the video rental place on Redbank closed down.

  13. Chris Roles | May 26, 2017 at 12:18 am |

    Love this. My family lived in Goose Creek up to 1977, on Camelot Drive. We were excited to move to North Carolina – until we realized that where we moved to was even less developed than Goose Creek. Still, lots of good “history” for me there – playing in an empty field we called “The Hills” between the old Robert Hall store and the 7-11 on the corner.

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